Stephen commanded Wales University Officer Training Corps. He has also held various staff appointments, including the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters, the Ministry of Defence, the former NATO HQ AFNORTH in Norway, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Army HQ.  He completed operational tours in NI, Bosnia firstly with the UN and fifteen years later with the EU, the NATO-led mission in Kosovo, and commanded an Anglo-Nordic Provincial Reconstruction Team of Norwegians, Finns and British soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan.

 In his final years in the Army, he completed a part-time MSc in Resilience at Cranfield University, a multi-disciplinary organisational degree set in the context of crisis and risk.  Stephen is married with two grown up daughters.  He enjoys art, painting, photography and cycling.

Today Stephen is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales based in Cardiff.  His portfolio includes promoting the  Youth agenda and the tri-Service Cadet organisation.  He is a Trustee with the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Service.  He is also a Trustee of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Comrades Association and President of its Blaenau Ffestiniog Branch. He is also a champion of MPCT.