Maj. Steve Fuson was commissioned as an infantry officer in the Kentucky Army National Guard after completing Officer Candidate School and graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1995.
Prior to joining the National Guard, Fuson spent four years in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a squad leader in the first Gulf War during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
During the current wars on terrorism, he has served as an executive officer during Operation Enduring Freedom and company commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Some of his awards and decorations include: Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals and the Meritorious Unit Commendation (Iraqi Freedom).
Maj. Fuson is currently the area operations officer for the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Richmond. He and his wife, Kathy, have three sons: David, Matthew and Lucas. He is an employee of the Bell County School System.