Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Steve Valley is a highly accomplished, insightful communications professional with expertise spanning public and media relations, public affairs, and strategic internal and external communications for global organizations. He combines a 29-year military career with more than two decades serving in senior communications roles within military, government and corporate organizations.
Valley deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in addition to several deployments to Qatar as a Department of Defense civilian contractor. Steve also served in Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi after the 2011 earthquake.
Steve’s last assignment was as the Command Sergeant Major at the 205th Press Camp Headquarters in San Antonio, TX. He previously served as the Reserve Public Affairs Chief at U.S. Forces Japan, the deputy director of the Army Public Affairs OCP-Southeast, the First Sergeant for the 204th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Orlando, FL, the Public Affairs NCO for the 53rd Infantry Brigade in Tampa, FL, an Infantry Squad Leader and a Field Artillery Fire Direction Specialist with the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Valley is a graduate of the US Army Sergeants Major Academy. Non-Residence Course, Class #34. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English/Communications from North Adams State College and a Master’s of Science Degree in Administrative Studies from Boston College.
Steve’s awards include, the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star device, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Joint Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.
Valley and his wife Lauren have been married for 31 years and are the parents of two sons. Alex Valley is a military intelligence Captain serving in the Army Reserve and recently successfully completed a tour in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Marine 1stLt Sam Valley is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and is currently training to be a Marine Aviator.