Lt. Gen. Steven L. Basham, U.S. Air Force
Lt. Gen. Steven L. Basham is the Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany. As the deputy commander for U.S. European Command, Lt Gen Basham is responsible for establishing and overseeing a warfighting headquarters that conducts a full range of multi-domain operations in coordination with allies and partners to support NATO, deter Russia, enable global operations, and counter trans-national threats in order to defend the U.S. homeland forward and fortify Euro-Atlantic security. U.S. European Command spans Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, and the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The command is comprised of more than 64,000 military personnel, and is responsible for U.S. defense operations and relations with NATO and 50 countries.
Lt. Gen. Basham was commissioned in 1989 through Officer Training School. He has completed numerous flying, staff and command assignments and is a command pilot with more than more than 3,400 flying hours in the B-1, B-2 and B-52. Prior to his current assignment, the general was the Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.