Steven (Steve) R. Joyce was born in Minot, North Dakota on July 27, 1950. Steve graduated from Fargo North High School in 1968 and from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota with Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in May of 1972. He started work as an electrical engineering for Texas Instruments on August 10, 1972 in Dallas, Texas. In December of 1977, he earned his Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Highland Park, Texas. In 1985, Steve was elected Group Member Technical Staff of Texas Instruments. In 1986, he was elected Senior Member Technical Staff of Texas Instruments. He won several awards including in 1987 the Texas Instrument Advanced Systems Division Quality Excellence Award, in 1993 the Texas Instruments Lewisville Site’s Quality Excellence Award, and in 2006 the Raytheon Network Centric Systems Quality Excellence Award. In 1997, Texas Instruments sold their defense electronics business to Raytheon Company so Steve moved from Texas Instruments to Raytheon Company from which he retired in May 2011.
During his career, he worked on several interesting programs including Global Positioning System (GPS) user equipment, the Missile Borne Receiver System (MBRS) GPS program for a Minuteman missile which was the first missile test with GPS navigation, the first GPS in space, and the first successful Extended Range Guided Munition. Since retiring after 39 years as an engineer for Texas Instruments and Raytheon Company, Steve has become owner of Joyce Family Enterprises and volunteer at Restored Hope Ministry (RHM) where he teaches computer skills and financial classes. He is happily married to LaNae Joyce for over 43 years. He has two sons, Chad Joyce and Tyler Joyce along with two adorable granddaughters, Caroline Joyce and Penelope Joyce. He is also an Elder at Covenant Church Carrollton, Texas and a board member of RHM.