DeMatteo retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years of Active and Reserve service. A CH-53E pilot, Steve was stationed with Marine Air Group 16 at MCAS Miramar, CA from where he deployed numerous times, participating in Operation Enduring Freedom, the amphibious invasion of Afghanistan as well as numerous other sorties in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as an MOI and Associate PNS at University of South Florida. Upon resigning his active commission in 2007, he served in numerous billets throughout the Marine Reserves. Pictured are various Tulane NROTC shipmates who attended his retirement ceremony.