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Lieutenant Colonel Scott Stephens was born in 1981 and is from Greenup, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in1999 and served in the 261st Ordnance Company in Kenova, West Virginia as an Ordnance Specialist. In December 2003, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BA in English and was commissioned as an Armor Officer.
LTC Stephens served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Tank Company XO, Aide-de-Camp, Tank Company Commander, and HHC Company Commander in the 3rd Infantry Division from
2004 – 2010. He later served as the Battalion S3 and XO for 1-8th Infantry, 3/4 ID at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Between operational assignments, LTC Stephens has served as an Observer/ Coach/ Trainer and Planner at the National Training Center, an Interagency Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, and most recently as the Requirements Officer for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team in the new U.S. Army Futures Command.
LTC Stephens is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captain Career Course, Cavalry Leaders Course, Joint Firepower Controller Course, the Naval Command & General Staff College, and holds several Army & Joint Capabilities Development certifications. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3), The Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (2), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), Army Superior Unit Award (1) Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 4 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), and the Combat Action Badge. LTC Stephens is married to the former Rena Exler of Radcliff, Kentucky, who is also a US Army Veteran, and they have three children, Hunter (14), Sydney (14), and Knox (7).