Lieutenant Colonel Steve Behmer
Steve Behmer, representing the US Air Force, is a national security affairs fellow for the academic year 2015-–2016 at the Hoover Institution.
Lieutenant Colonel Behmer earned his undergraduate degree in operations research from the US Air Force Academy; he holds master’s degrees in aeronautical science (from Embry¬Riddle Aeronautical University) and military operational art and science (from the Air Command and Staff College). He is also an in-¬residence graduate of Squadron Officers School and Air War College (via distributed learning). Before beginning his fellowship, Behmer was commander of the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis–¬Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona and the commander of the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Campia Turzii in Romania. He has had a number of assignments flying the A¬10C, including as operations officer at the US Air Force Weapons School and multiple deployments to Afghanistan. He has a broad background in fighter and joint operations, having worked on the air staff forward at Al Udeid, Qatar, as well as a joint assignment at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Air Command in Europe.