Chief Steven J. Newton is a 25-year law enforcement
veteran and a former Marine/Navy veteran. He served with the 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division. With the Navy,
he was with NAVACTS-UK-318 and was called back to active duty for the first Desert Storm. Steven J. Newton
began his law enforcement career in 1977 when he joined the Springfield Police Department (Missouri). In
1995, he became the chief of police of the Clever Police Department (Missouri).
Now retired and afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease, he continues to write
article for various law enforcement, military and veteran publications. He is also the author of the Old Sergeant
and the Old Sergeant and Friends. Steve Newton continues to serve on the Advisory Board of the National
Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as Director of the Law Enforcement Equipment Program. He is the Founder of the
Silver Star Families of America and he is a supporter of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.
According to the book Description, “The short stories
of The Old Sergeant compile many different aspects of the human character, including inspiration, tragedy, honor and humor.
He is fictional, but his life, and the lives of the men he commands, become very real to the reader as the stories come together
as one. One life lived and some lives lost. Through the war in Iraq and reflections on past wars won, now a distant memory,
the Old Sarge is someone who most everyone can relate to. There is a real-time sense in all of the stories told, to be embraced
into the reader’s mind and heart.”