Steven Merkel Chief Operating Officer
A retired U.S. Army colonel, Steve served a long and distinguished military career. Most recently, he served as chief of operations of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Earlier operational roles held by Steve include brigade commander at the U.S. Military Academy; chief of operations for a multinational security force in Kabul, Afghanistan; and chief of operations for the U.S First Army.
Steve earned his B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy and master’s degrees from the U.S. Army Staff College and the U.S. Naval War College.