The Vice Provost of Academic Affairs is responsible for academic governance, defined as the orchestration of effort among those elements within an educational institution whose principal functions involve execution or direct support of instruction, curriculum design, maintenance of academic standards, or academic research so as to ensure fulfillment of the academic mission. The VPAA is the lead for Academic Rigor and (More Respect/Prestige) and serves as co-chair, with the Dean of the Army War College, of the Army Learning Coordination Council, Council of Colonels. The council co-chairs synchronize education activities across the Army and vet education initiatives for presentation to the Army Learning Coordination Council General Officer Steering Committee.
Colonel Steven Delvaux is the first Vice Provost for Academic Affairs for the Army University. His responsibilities include faculty development, core curriculum development, and academic outreach for Army University.
Prior to his current assignment he was the Director, Combined/Joint Operations Center, for the NATO-Led International Security Assistance Force/Resolute Support, Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan where he directed the daily operations of the headquarters responsible for maintaining situational awareness of all ongoing operations, synchronizing all combat and combat enabler assets in support of operations, and conducting crisis management responses to all security incidents throughout the Afghanistan theater of operations.
He was the Assistant Chief of Staff, Afghan National Security Forces Development, in Bagram, Afghanistan in 2014. In that position he directed the development of the Afghan National Security Forces in Regional Command-East in accordance with the Combined/Joint Task Force-10 Commanding General's guidance and intent.
As Operations Officer for the United States Army Training Center and Fort Jackson from 2013 to 2014, he was responsible for all daily training, planning, and operations for the center that trained and resourced more than 45,000 Basic Combat Training Soldiers annually.
Col. Delvaux commanded the 3-13 Infantry Battalion from 2011 to 2012. He led 130 Officers, NCOs, and Soldiers in the accomplishment of the battalion's mission of training over 3,500 new Soldiers annually.
From 2007 to 2011, he served as Professor of Military Science for East Carolina University. He taught, led, and developed ROTC Cadets in their preparations to become commissioned officers in the United States Army. He interacted with college leaders daily as the Chair of the Department of Military Sciences.
Col. Delvaux is a 1990 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He earned a master’s degree in military history and a PhD in history from Florida State University in 1999 and 2005.