Steven A. Stebbins

Acting Principal Deputy Inspector General and Chief of Staff

Mr. Steven A. Stebbins was designated the Acting Principal Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General on June 1, 2020.  Since his appointment to the Senior Executive Service on May 12, 2015, he has served as the Chief of Staff for the DoD OIG. His Chief of Staff responsibilities include DoD OIG administration and management functions, strategy and planning, quality assurance oversight, and data analytics.

Prior to joining the DoD 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.