Stephen B. Pettway
Lafayette DET, 1st Virginia BN
CPT Pettway began his military career in the U.S. Navy in 1976, retiring in 1996 as a logistician. He served aboard the USS Nicholson DD-982, USS Savannah AOR-4, USS South Carolina CGN-37, USS Harlan County LST-1196, USS Puget Sound AD-38, and several other ships. In 2007, CPT Pettway joined the Virginia Defense Force retiring as Command Sergeant Major in 2013. His duties included training and logistics. He joined U.S. VRC in 2019 as executive officer of the Lafayette Detachment 1st Virginia Battalion in Norfolk, VA and then appointed detachment commander in 2020.