Capt. Steven D. Lauver is the Director of Technology Acceleration, AFWERX, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, VA. As Director, he leads a team that is responsible for building trust and awareness with the startup and venture ecosystems and for developing and testing pathways to deliver cutting edge, dual-use technology to the warfighter, faster.
Captain Lauver was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He entered the Air Force in May 2011 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served 7 years on Active Duty, during which time he has been stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, TX, Hurlburt Field, FL and the Pentagon and has deployed four times in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom Sentinel. Prior to his current position, the Captain was a Tactics Officer and U-28A Aircraft Commander, 319th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL.