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Steven A. Stebbins

Chief of Staff


Steven A. Stebbins is the Chief of Staff for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Stebbins is responsible for the OIG’s mission support functions:  human capital, financial, acquisition, information, logisitics, and security management; strategic planning; business process improvement; headquarters administration; quality assurance; and risk management. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service on May 12, 2015.

Prior to joining the OIG, Mr. Stebbins served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel in 2015. He led the U.S. Army Force Management Support Agency for four years and served in senior staff leadership roles at Headquarters, Department of the Army and Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan. In these roles he led planning and cross-functional integration of the design, manning, training, equipping, stationing, and deployment of a diverse range of organizations. 

Commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1983, Mr. Stebbins served in cannon units in the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the 1st Armored and 3rd Infantry Divisions in Germany. In 1994 he left active duty and worked in private sector human resource management and organizational development in Green Bay, Wisconsin while also serving in the Army Reserve. His Reserve duty included three years as an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer to FEMA Region V. Mr. Stebbins returned to active duty in late 2001, to serve on the Army Crisis Action Team at the Pentagon. In 2004 he transferred to the Regular Army, in the Force Management career field.

Mr. Stebbins earned a B.A. in History from the University of Vermont, where he competed in varsity cross country and track and was captain of the cross country team; an M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In 1987 and 1990 he represented the USA in the World Military Cross Country Championships. Mr. Stebbins is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and an Eagle Scout.