Lieutenant Colonel Scott McFarland
Regimental Support Squadron Commander
Lieutenant Colonel James M.
Stephens is a native of Watkinsville, Georgia. He is married to the former
Faith R. Fleeman of Winder, Georgia and they have two daughters: Hope age 13
and Lucy age 5. He was commissioned a Quartermaster Officer in 1995 from North
Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia .
Lieutenant Colonel Stephens’s
initial assignments were Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for HQ/A Company,
801st Main Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT).
While in the 801st Main Support Battalion he also served in Support
Operations and commanded the 4/647th Aerial Delivery
Upon completion of the Combined
Logistics Captain’s Career Course in 1999 he was stationed in Darmstadt,
Germany as the Supply and Services Officer of the 22nd Signal
Brigade. In 2001, LTC Stephens moved from Darmstadt to Kitzingen, Germany where
he served in Support Operations as the supply and services officer and
subsequently assumed Company Command of A Company, 701st Main
Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. As Company Commander, he
deployed to Turkey during ARFOR-T Operations and to Iraq for OIF-2.
Upon return from Iraq, LTC
Stephens served as the Brigade S4 for the 513th Military
Intelligence Brigade at Fort Gordon, Georgia. After serving two years as the
Brigade S4, he attended resident ILE at Fort Leavenworth, KS. From there he
moved to Fort Bragg, NC where he served two years as the Chief of Plans for the
528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations)(Airborne) in USASOC.
Then LTC Stephens moved across post to serve in the 82nd Sustainment
Brigade, where he deployed to OEF and served as the Support Operations Officer
for 87th CSSB. Upon redeployment, he was promoted to LTC and served
as the Brigade Support Operations Officer.
In 2012, LTC Stephens was
selected to serve as the J4 for the White House Communications Agency in
LTC Stephens’s military education
includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains
Career Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Intermediate Level
Education Course, and Joint Planners Course.
He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from Brenau
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC),
Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army
Achievement Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal (1OLC),
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary and Service Medals, NATO Medal, Parachutist, Parachute Rigger,
Air Assault and Combat Action Badges.