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Steven A. Stebbins

Acting Principal Deputy Inspector General and Chief of Staff

Steven A. Stebbins has served as the Acting Principal Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) since June 1, 2020, and as the DoD OIG Chief Staff and a member of the Senior Executive Service since May 12, 2015.

Commissioned from Army ROTC as a second lieutenant of field artillery in 1983, Mr. Stebbins served in the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the 1st Armored and 3rd Infantry Divisions in West Germany at the end of the Cold War.  In 1994, he left active duty and worked in the private sector in Green Bay, Wisconsin, while also serving in the Army Reserve.  In late 2001 Mr. Stebbins volunteered for active duty on the Crisis Action Team in the Army Operations Center at the Pentagon, then continued his Army Staff service in the Directorate of Force Management.  After serving with Combined Security Transition Command / NATO Training Mission–Afghanistan, he led the U.S. Army Force Management Support Agency for four years before retiring from the Regular Army as a colonel in 2015.

Mr. Stebbins earned a B.A. in History from the University of Vermont, where he was captain of the cross country team and ran track; 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 competed on the U.S. team at the World Military Cross Country Championships in 1987 and 1990 and is an Eagle Scout.