Hello, I'm Christian Owens Stevens.
Welcome to my website.
This site is perpetually
under construction. It has five pages and was last updated on 6 January 2011. Please enjoy the visit and be sure to look
at the photos I've included.
- Latest: Charlie Marie was born a healthy baby girl on 16 November 2011. Riley loves being
a big sister and is a wonderful help. With the pregnancy ended, Angel's health has improved. She will
need some surgery to close some fistulas soon, but the surgeon seems to think that it will be a somewhat routine surgery
and that she will do fine thereafter.
- New employment: I've undertaken some new projects while I wait for things to develop
relating to my non-compete agreement. I am promoting an website enhancement called iVo. I hope that you saw an
example when you signed in. I am also helping to promote a friend's machine shop business, while spending more
time on my philanthropic efforts including our VFW Post's Operation Santa and COL Michael Steele's Faces of Freedom.
- My roots: My previous employer was the United States Army. I was an
Airborne Ranger and an Infantry Officer with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. Having climbed
the ranks from Private (E-2) in 1992 to First Lieutenant (O-2) and a promotion to Captain (O-3) arrived in my mailbox during
my IRR time, I proved to myself and others that I could hang with our nation's best. In April 2001, only a few short weeks
before leaving the military in August of that year, I competed with my partner in the Army's Best Ranger Competition and we
earned 2nd place with the margin of victory being the smallest in the history of the event. Those were the 3 most challenging
days in my Army career and quite possibly my life. I left the service under the notion that the days of conventional warfare
were over and that peacekeeping operations like the one I had experienced in Kosovo were to be the role of the Army of the
future. I enjoyed my service and I am very proud of it, but I am happy to be in control of my own destiny now. The challanges
that I joined the Army looking for and found at the Best Ranger Competition were too few and far between. Without the prospect
of the ultimate human challange on the horizon, I left what I thought was my calling. I wonder everyday if that was the right
thing to do and I think it was. God bless the troops!