Colonel Steven Weintraub, USMC (ret), retired from the Marine Corps Reserves after thirty-two years of service on 1 August, 2019.  He enlisted in 1987, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1989 after graduating from Arizona State University.  During his career which spanned over ten years of active duty, Steve served as logistics officer for an expeditionary amphibious task force in Somalia in 1992, a bulk fuel company commander in Iraq in 2003, a liaison officer to the U.S. Army multi-national corps in Iraq in 2005 and various other command and staff billets.  Steve is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Veteran Tickets Foundation and involved with other veterans’ organizations and initiatives throughout Arizona and nationwide.