Commander Steven P. Levesque of Charleston, SC recently retired from the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve after 25 years of commissioned Service. After being commissioned from the University of North Carolina Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1989 he served aboard USS CARR (FFG-52) during two Middle East Force deployments and multiple counter narcotics operations. Transitioning to the U.S. Navy Reserve he served as the Logistics Officer for Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Units 207 and 205, as the Operations Officer for NCHB-4, and as a Staff Action Officer for U.S. Joint Forces Command.
In December 2006 he assumed command of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion Thirteen (NCHB-13), an expeditionary combat logistics unit headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi with detachments in Houston TX, San Antonio, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Springfield MO. The unit is assigned to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Williamsburg, VA and its mission is to provide a wide range of expeditionary logistics and transportation support critical for combat service support missions, crisis response, humanitarian, and peacetime support. He completed his command tour in December, 2008.
Commander Levesque earned the Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer designation, and his awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Navy Achievement Medal with one gold star, and various campaign and deployment ribbons. He resides in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with his wife Melissa and son George.