Stephen Kevin Bannon was born on November 27, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in nearby Richmond. The third of five children born to parents Doris and Martin, a telephone lineman, he later referred to his household as a “blue-collar, Irish Catholic, pro-Kennedy, pro-union family of Democrats.”
Bannon attended the all-boys’ Benedictine High School and then Virginia Tech, where he showed a penchant for disrupting the political status quo by winning a heated race for student body president as a junior.
After graduating in 1976 he moved on to the Navy, serving as an auxiliary engineer and a navigator. He later became a special assistant to the chief of naval operations at the Pentagon, and earned his master’s degree in national security studies through nighttime classes at Georgetown University.
Former Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon mission: blowing up the existing power alignment and dominant liberal mindset of the 28-nation European Union, which stretches from Portugal to Romania, Finland to Malta. The wealthiest trading bloc in the world, the EU has been targeted by Trump as a “foe.”
US President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday said he would set up “war rooms” across Europe to help form a pan-continental right-wing movement ahead of European Parliament elections in 2019.
“We will provide and do pollings and data analytics and set up war rooms that people need to win elections,” Bannon told a crowd in Rome, watched on by dozens of journalists.