Lieutenant Colonel James M. Stephens
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 Detachment.
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 Washington DC.
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 University.
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.