Steve Fuller is an associate professor for the Halsey Bravo Group Advanced Research Program at the U.S. Naval War College. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1989 as an Electronics Technician and retired in 2017 as a surface warfare officer at the rank of commander. He holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and is a 2011 distinguished graduate from the U.S. Naval War College with a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies. He has served in operational tours as the Pacific Fleet maritime fires cell lead and future operations chief of plans for Operation Inherent Resolve.