Steven Russell is a retired politician and retired soldier. A Republican, he represents Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district (Oklahoma City) in the United States House of Representatives.He is a former member of the Oklahoma Senate.LTC Russell (Ret) commanded the unit that was central in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, LTC Steve Russell commanded the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry ‘Regulars’. His battalion was broadly covered during the first year of the war by all major media and print publications. After the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein, the unit’s efforts were chronicled in Discovery’s ‘Ace in the Hole’ and BBC Panorama’s ‘Saddam on the Run’ documentaries. Russell himself was also the subject of many books and publications.LTC Russell retired from the US Army after serving 21 years in Airborne, Light and Mechanized assignments in the Arctic, the desert, the Pacific, in Europe and in the Continental United States. He served more than seven years overseas and has deployed operationally to Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq.Russell is highly decorated with the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Valorous Unit Award and the coveted Airborne and Ranger qualifications.He is the Chairman and Founder of Vets for Victory, an organization that works to better the lives of America’s military men and women.Russell serves in government as a representative of Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district (Oklahoma City) in the United States House of Representatives. He is a former member of the Oklahoma Senate.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Steve Russell and other top speakers and celebrities.