Stephen V. Long
Major - United States Army

Major Long
AGE: 39


Secretary of the General Staff
Office of the Commanding General
US Total Army Personnel Command


(Maj. Long died while rescuing others.)


(Family Messages and Tributes Follow Major Long's Military Career Record)


Stephen Long began his Army military career in 1981 as a 90mm Recoilless Rifle Gunner with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. In 1983, while assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, he parachuted into Grenada in support of Operation Urgent Fury.

After returning from Grenada, he was selected for the Green to Gold Scholarship Program and attended Georgia's Augusta State University. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.

From May 1990 through August 1990, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, serving as Platoon Leader with Bravo Company, 407th Supply and Transportation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division.

It was during this assignment that he was deployed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Upon his return, he served as Company Executive Officer until March 1993 and, following that, as Assistant Brigade Logistics Officer with Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.

In July 1995, he was reassigned to the Republic of Germany where he served with the 601st Aviation Support Battalion, as the Battalion Logistics Officer from July 1995 through May 1996 and as Company Commander from May 1996 until April 1998.

April 1998 brought Major Long's selection to serve with the United States Total Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia as an Assignment Officer for the Quartermaster Branch. He served in that capacity until October 2000, when he was selected to serve in the Office of the Commanding General, Secretary of the General Staff, United States Total Army Personnel Command.


Major Long's Awards and Decorations        Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  (with Arrowhead and Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Service Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Army Commendation Medal
  (with "V" Device and Two Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Non-Commissioned Officers Development Medal
  (w/ Numeral "2")
Army Service Ribbon
Army Superior Unit Award
Combat Infantry Badge
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Award
National Defense Service Medal
Overseas Service Ribbon
Parachutist Badge
  (with Bronze Star)
Purple Heart
  (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Ranger Tab
Southwest Asia Service Medal
  (with Bronze Star)
Valorous Unit Award



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