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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. He is responsible for OIG mission support functions, including administration and management, strategy and planning, quality assurance oversight, and data analytics. Mr. Stebbins 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 after leading the U.S. Army Force Management Support Agency for four years. In earlier staff leadership roles at Headquarters Department of the Army and Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, he led cross-functional integration of the design, manning, training, equipping, stationing, and deployment of a diverse range of organizations worldwide. 

Commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1983, Mr. Stebbins served in cannon artillery units in Korea, the 82nd Airborne Division, and 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. In late 2001 Mr. Stebbins volunteered for active duty to serve on the Army Crisis Action Team at the Pentagon. 

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 National Defense University. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Mr. Stebbins competed on the All Army and USA Military cross country teams and is an Eagle Scout.