Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness
ABOUT Major JAY STEAGALL (Ret.)
Jay Steagall and his wife Kimberly are long-time Oklahomans with a passion for service to their family, community, and country. In 2004, Jay and Kimberly moved to Yukon, and in 2012 expanded their family by adopting their son and daughter, Brennon and Skyllar.
Jay enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard 1996, beginning his service with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. In 2005, he became a commissioned officer in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, eventually ascending the ladder to the rank of Major.
With extensive experience defending this country through his military service, and now owning and operating a local gun shop, Jay considers himself a fearless defender of our Constitutional rights. His strong belief that without the Second Amendment, we would be ill-equipped to defend the rest of the Bill of Rights is one shared by our Founding Fathers.
Jay Steagall grew up learning first-hand the value of hard work and the impact of oil and related industries the Oklahoma economy by helping out at Steagall Oil Company. He developed leadership skills with active involvement in FFA during his education at Alex Public Schools, and committed to the military as a sophomore at Oklahoma State University.
Now owning and operating multiple small businesses in his community, and holding a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University, Jay understands the necessity for fiscal responsibility, budget accountability, streamlining regulations, and a reduction of the tax burden on individuals and businesses alike.
Jay understands that it is time for a new direction in our state government, one that provides accountability for the budget and responsible spending, and the critical role of the state legislatures in defending and upholding our Constitutional freedoms against encroachments on states rights by the federal government. He hopes you will join him as he continues to fight and defend life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Oklahomans.
“The powers reserved to the Several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.”
- James Madison, Federalist 45
507th Air Refueling Wing,
US Air Force Reserves
465th Air Refueling Squadron
Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK
MAJOR JAY W. STEAGALL
Major Jay W. Steagall began his career in 1996 when he enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He served nearly seven years with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, HHC, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, Reconnaissance/Scout Platoon in Guthrie, OK. Maj Steagall graduated from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK in December of 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. In 2003 he joined the Oklahoma Air National Guard when he was hired by the 137th Communications Flight at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, OK as an information manager.
In 2004, as a Staff Sergeant, he served as the Base Information Resource Manager and Information Management Career Field Functional Manager, responsible for the training and career progression of more than 30 information management specialists as well as other personnel on base who were assigned those duties for their respective units. Maj Steagall was also recruited by the Will Rogers Air National Guard Marksmanship Team in the spring of 2004. In 2005, he was hired by the 185th Airlift Squadron at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base to train and assume duties as a C-130H navigator.
Maj Steagall received his commission on 18 November 2005 from the Academy of Military Science at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, TN. He received his navigator wings on 27 April 2007 from the 562nd Flying Training Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base, TX. Qualification Course in October 2007 at the 94th Operations Support Squadron Flying Training Unit at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, GA, being recognized as the Distinguished Graduate of his class. In the fall of 2007, Maj Steagall was hired by the 185th Air Refueling Squadron at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, OK. He graduated Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, OK, and received his pilot wings on 23 July 2010. Maj Steagall then completed the KC-135 Pilot Initial Qualification Course at Altus Air Force Base in Altus, OK, in March of 2011.
Maj Steagall served with the 185ARS and Oklahoma Air National Guard until May 2016, at which time he was hired by the 507th Air Refueling Wing, 465th Air Refueling Squadron, US Air Force Reserves at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK, where he served until his retirement date of 1 March, 2019.
May 1997 – August 1997, Army Basic Training, Fort Benning, GA
August 1997 – April 2003, Detachment 1 HHC 1/179 Reconnaissance/Scout Unit, Guthrie, OK
June 2003 – July 2003, Information Management Specialist Course, Kessler AFB, MS
July 2003 – October 2005, Information Management Specialist, 137CF, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK
October 2005 – November 2005, Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson ANG Base, TN
November 2005 – June 2006, Navigator Initial Flight Training, 185th Airlift Squadron, Will Rogers ANG Base, OK