Colonel Steve Rowe is originally from Buffalo, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport, Brockport NY; a Master of Science in Organizational Communication and Development from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY; and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA.
Colonel Rowe is a 1994 graduate of the SUNY Brockport ROTC Program where he received his commission as an active duty Army Officer. For the past 26 years he has served in an active duty status in a myriad of command and staff positions both in the Active Component and National Guard to include his current position effective May 2019 as the Chief of Staff for the New York Army National Guard and the following past leadership positions of United States Property and Fiscal Officer for the State of New York, Director of Military Personnel/G1, Recruiting and Retention Battalion Commander, Executive Officer to The Adjutant General, Deputy Director of Military Personnel, Regional Recruiting Commander, Officer Strength Manager, Assistant Professor of Military Science - Canisius College, USMEPCOM Operations Officer, and brigade S1/personnel officer.
Colonel Rowe’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Medal, and Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon.
Colonel Rowe is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Adjutant General’s Corps Captain Career Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Intermediate Level Education (ILE) Common Core, Advanced Operations Course, and US Army War College.
Colonel Rowe resides in Clifton Park, NY with his wife of 26 years, and two children.