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Author and lecturer, Colonel Stephen M. Bauer served longer as a military aide than anyone in the history of the White House. Under Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter, he was responsible for supervising the conduct of numerous social and ceremonial functions for the First Family. He later held a staff position under Presidents Reagan and Bush. His books, “At Ease in the White House” and “How to Sell to the United States Government” are based on his experiences in working for these five Presidents.

Steve retired from the Army in 1993 after 28 years of service. His military career included a variety of assignments including Infantry combat tours in Vietnam and the DMZ in Korea and a tour with the President's Honor Guard, as well as a number of positions on the business side of the Army. Steve was born in Albany, Oregon in an Army family. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate from Texas A&M in 1965 with a BBA and from George Washington University in 1975 with an MBA in Government Procurement and Contracting. During an extended period in Washington, D.C., Steve performed collateral duty as a Military Social Aide at the White House from November 1971 to September 1977. He also had a direct part in several Presidential funerals.

Steve’s awards include the Presidential Service Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachute Badge, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals, Army Meritorious Service Medal, and two Army Commendation Medals among others. Steve and his wife Linda have two boys.

Linda and Steve co-authored Recipes from Historic Texas, Recipes from Historic America, Recipes from Historic Louisiana, Recipes from Historic Colorado, Recipes from Historic California and Recipes from Historic New England. A portion of the proceeds from the Louisiana book go to hurricane relief. The National Press Club has featured several of these books at its annual author night. Steve’s latest books are The Math of Christ and a novel, Chameleon. The Bauers live in the Houston area. Both Steve and Linda were honored as Champions of Literacy at an event that raised over $150,000 for Literacy Advance in Houston. They also were presenters at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show along with Paula Deen, at the Reliant Center in Houston.

Steve has lectured on his White House experiences for the past 30 years, appearing on the Joan Rivers Show, the Joy Behar Show, and numerous news programs on Fox, CBS and NBC. Both Steve and Linda appeared on CNN News from Mombasa, Kenya during the hijacking of the US flagged freighter, the Alabama. Col Bauer has also been a featured speaker on many World Cruises, more than 30 international cruise ships, The Texas Book Festival, a variety of fundraisers for civic events, dozens of luncheon and dinner clubs, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, the CIA headquarters at Langley, and the Texas Legislative Wives Club.

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1. Social Life in the White House:
"Social Life in the White House" covers anecdotes about every President from Eisenhower to Donald Trump. This presentation can be 20 -75 minutes (or longer) if a single highlighted presentation is desired. Otherwise it can be 3, 4, 5, or 6 separate 45 minute presentations with funny details.

2. The History and Culture of Vietnam:
Col Bauer also lectures on The History and Culture of Viet Nam and his personal experiences as a Platoon Leader in the First Infantry Division north of Cu Chi during the war where he served with LTC Al Haig.
I do NOT talk politics. Perhaps that is why I have been lecturing all over the world for 29 years. My wife has also lectured occasionally. She is a former state official in the USA and a very outgoing person.
I prefer to fly across the Atlantic or Pacific oceans by Business Class. I'm up for other options such as getting across the oceans by cruise ship.
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
Queen Mary 2 M837 Quebec, Halifax and New York 7 Quebec City Sunday, September 30, 2018
Queen Mary 2 M836 New England and Canada 7 New York Sunday, September 23, 2018
Viking Sky SK180204 Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean 7 Miami, Florida Sunday, February 4, 2018
Viking Sky SK180128 Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean 7 Miami, Florida Sunday, January 28, 2018
Queen Mary 2 M736 Quebec, Halifax and New York Cruise 7 Quebec City Friday, September 29, 2017
Queen Mary 2 M735 New England & Canada Cruise 7 New York Friday, September 22, 2017