LTC Steven Stover

LTC Steven Stover

Dates of Service: Jan 1989 - Sep 2014
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  • 2LT May 88
  • 1LT Jan 91
  • CPT May 93
  • MAJ Nov 99
  • LTC Sep 06
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1988

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I have more than 25 years of experience in leadership and management, and more than 19 years of specialized skill and knowledge in the public affairs/communications career field. I have a B.A. in Speech, a Masters in Communications, and an active security clearance.

Military Experiences

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
I have more than 17 years of supervisory public affairs experience with expertise in strategic communications and media relations. I have served as an Army Public Affairs Officer with the Department of Defense and have deployed in support of combat and operational deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Kosovo. I have developed, implemented and evaluated internal and external communication strategies for the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense; advised and counseled senior management on communication strategies; supervised teams of dedicated service members and governmental civilians; fostered teamwork; and provided leadership and guidance to dispersed offices.
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Deputy Director
Assist the Director in optimizing the organization's ability to focus on communicating the Secretary of Defense, Combatant Command and service-level policies (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) to five million service members, and civilian employees, retirees, and family members worldwide; develop and generate Department of Defense-wide and service-specific content for video, radio, print, Web and multimedia products; and provide studio and field production for DMA; responsible for managing the administrative, training, and operations functions for 240 service members and government civilians.
Jun 2010 - Sep 2012
Executive Officer
Assist the Chief of Public Affairs in his daily duties while optimizing the organization's ability to focus on critical Public Affairs issues; orchestrate and track the flow of internal and external Army staff actions; synchronize communication and coordination and decision-making processes for the OCPAs’ staff and four field operating agencies consisting of military, civilian and contract personnel. Responsible for managing OCPA administrative functions and the electronic imaging staff; provide independent evaluation of staff actions; and advise and counsel the CPA and his deputies.
Jun 2009 - Jun 2010
Instructor and Director, Advance Courses
Director and senior instructor for Defense Information School's senior public affairs courses. Lead the faculty responsible for the eight advanced courses providing public affairs training to U.S. and international military officers, members of the U.S. Coast Guard, senior enlisted personnel, and civilian personnel in the Defense Department and other federal agencies. The instruction focused on the doctrine, principles, techniques, and application of military public affairs.


(3 years, 7 months)
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Public Affairs Officer, 4th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Camp Liberty, Iraq
Dec 2005 - Nov 2006
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Deputy Public Affairs Officer, 4th Infantry Division, and Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Camp Liberty, Iraq
Jul 2002 - Sep 2002
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Brigade Public Affairs Officer, 3rd Brigade, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Jul 1999 - Dec 1999
Commander, 20th Public Affairs Detachment, United States Army Alaska, supporting 1st Infantry Division

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Started in 1996

Public Affairs Officer Course

Started in 1994

Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Started in 1994

Started in 1989

Started in 1988


Dec 1996

DoD Public Affairs Specialist

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

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