Steve Osterholzer

DIRECTOR- Lieutenant Colonel (R) Steve Osterholzer

Professional

  • Career Army Officer – 26 years of service to the nation to include combat tours
  • AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot
  • Army Public Affairs Officer
  • Currently the Director of Army Instruction for Denver’s 11 Army JROTC Program (1,600 cadets and 30 instructors)

Personal

  • Three Master’s Degrees: Public Administration, Public Affairs/Mass Communications, Homeland Security
  • Author of more than a dozen freelance articles in hunting/Christian magazines (Bowhunter, Fur-Fish-Game, Bugle, Today’s Christian Living, etc.)
  • Board of Director Member for Adopt A US Soldier (certified 501c)
  • Raised two sons and a daughter with a family emphasis on the outdoors

Steve Osterholzer

Outdoor Skills: Over 50 years of Outdoor Experience

  • Hunting: Personally harvested/led family and friends to  more than 75 big game animals (elk, deer, and antelope). Majority of hunts have been Do It Yourself (DIY) on Colorado public land. Highly skilled in archery and firearms.
  • Canoeing/Fishing/Camping: Highly-experienced in wilderness canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota. Freshwater fishing expertise for northern pike, bass, and walleye.
  • Alaska: Spent two seasons in Alaska on an adventure cruise ship and at a remote wilderness lodge. Specialties include ocean kayaking and backcountry hiking/camping.

Planning

  • Graduate of U.S. Army’s Combined Arms Services and Staff School
  • Author of a 120-page strategic plan for United States Northern Command (Master’s Thesis)
  • Architect of a strategic plan for certified 501c designed to help troubled teenaged boys
  • Served three years at a Joint Military Command focused on strategic planning
  • Planned/executed more than 40 trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
  • Planned/executed more than 60 Colorado backcountry wilderness hunts
  • Planned/ executed a 17-day wilderness adventure into Glacier Bay National Park (Alaska) for five people that included sea kayaking amongst icebergs and river fishing for salmon

Teaching

  • Instructor at the United States Military Academy (West Point)
  • Senior Army JROTC Instructor for 300 high school students at a Hard-To-Serve inner city high school (Denver, CO)
  • Currently the Director of Army Instruction for Denver’s 11 JROTC programs (1,600 high school students)
  • Coach of the Month for the John Lynch Foundation
  • Extensive experience in guiding youths/adults on big game hunting and wilderness canoeing trips