Who in the world is Steve Bannon?

To be honest, I knew very little about Steve Bannon. No doubt his appearance doesn’t help when visualizing him as a top-notch political operative. Often pictured with more than a 5 o’clock shadow, frumpy, overweight… more like a character out of some grade b gangster movie. With all of the palace intrigue of who is up and who is down, including Bannon, I found this profile done by Fox recently most fascinating. Whatever your opinion, this man is someone to be reckoned with. Here we go with the video below:

So exactly what is Bannon’s significant military background and how will it be used to guide the President’s analyses?

Bannon spent half of his seven-year Navy career on a now decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer, at the time called the Paul F. Foster. As a junior lieutenant, Bannon was in charge of engineering— overseeing maintenance of the ship’s water purifiers and propulsion engines.

Bannon would later move topside, where he became ship navigator, calculating precise coordinates to guide the ship around the Pacific and Indian oceans. It was here, he says he learned how to think.

Bannon later used what he calls his mathematical mind to make millions as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and as a Hollywood tycoon investing in blockbuster hits like “Seinfeld” before they became successful. His friends say it’s the same empirical thinking that compels him to try to address what he sees as America’s biggest problems: Debt and globalism.

Big plans that led Bannon to take classes at Georgetown University earning him a degree in International Relations. And would also send him to Harvard School of Business, Goldman Sachs and eventually become a leading thinker in the Tea Party movement.

“He left the Navy armed with a strong education and a drive to get mired with dirty hands to help solve] real problems,” Masso said.

McKim points out Bannon thrived in two very different worlds in the Navy. First, with the enlisted men on the Foster and then with the power brokers at the pentagon.

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15 Responses to “Who in the world is Steve Bannon?”

  1. Kedy Says:

    Know, I know him. Thanks for the post.


  2. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Who in the world is Steve Bannon? […]


  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    Thanks for this! I wondered about Bannon’s qualifications and this is what I needed to know, funny how none of this makes it on the MSM…

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      He is portrayed as a nut job…. apparently a very bright one at the least…. 🙂


  4. Adrienne Says:

    I don’t trust Kushner. That is all.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Bingo… i am with you on this….. add Ivanka


      • Adrienne Says:


        Liked by 1 person

  5. ComradeMatrix (@ComradeMatrix) Says:

    Good post Bunker! I didn’t know that much about the guy. Pretty interesting background on him. Especially the Carter years.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      I thought so too. Up to now it was just he was a right winger at Breitbart as far as I knew.


  6. Just Simply Linda Says:

    I don’t know much about him either, just what I read…as a student of History and International Relations/Global Studies, I sure can relate to that much, lol. I just read that the President told Bannon and Kushner to “work it out”…both big egos, I gather.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      All I really knew was his thing with Breitbart. But Georgetown and Harvard Business was no easy walk through.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Just Simply Linda Says:

        nope…and believe me…at my age, going back—its not easy…just saying…

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:



      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.


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