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Stephen Onnen was born in 1988 in Des Moines Iowa. Stephen is married to Kaylee Onnen, with an infant son, Finnick. He is currently pursuing an Associates in Science Degree from Rio Salado College, with intentions of continuing towards a Bachelors in Software Engineering upon his completion of military service in the fall of 2017.
Stephen Onnen has been serving in the military continuously since June 2006, and is currently the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSG) in the United States Army. Currently SSG Onnen resides in Dahlonega Georgia where he serves as a Mountain Phase Ranger Instructor in the United States Army's prestigious Ranger School. His military accomplishments include graduating from the following military schools; Ranger School, Sniper School, Airborne School, Pathfinder School, Air Assault School, and the US Marine Corps Mountain Scout Sniper Course. SSG Onnen has completed three combat tours: 06-07 Baghdad, Iraq; 09-10 Baghdad, Irag; and most recently as a Sniper Section Leader in 12-13, Paktika, Afghanistan.