Lieutenant Colonel Vickie D. (Mitalas) Stenfors, Class of 1986
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Vickie D. Stenfors, from Seattle, Wash., speaks to an audience of almost 100 deployed Soldiers during a women's equality day observance at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug. 26, 2008. (Photo by Dustin Senger)
Lieutenant Colonel Stenfors was born in Seattle, Washington, attended the United States Military academy at West Point from 1986-1990. Upon graduation, she was commissioned as a Quartermaster Corps officer. She completed the Master Fitness Course, Quartermaster Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Support Operations Course, CGSOC, and the Inspector General course.
Her first assignment as a platoon leader was in Germany, with C Co, 118th FSB in Mainz, followed by A Co, 708th MSB/125th MSB in Dexheim and Bad Kreuznach. In 1994 she took command of the Dallas Recruiting Company for two years, a challenging time as the Army was finishing a draw down of personnel. She was then stationed at Ft Stewart, Georgia, with the 3ID(M) ACofS G4 office, with duties as the Chief, Supply and Maintenance. In 1998 she and her husband Jeff moved to Ft Drum, NY, where she took command of the 590th Field Service Company, 548th CSB, 10th Mtn Div (LI) for almost two years. Following her company command she became the battalion S3 and was promoted to Major. During her assignment in Korea, she held two jobs, the first as a plans officer for the 19th Theater Support Command and the second as the operations officer for the Base Operations office, a position normally held by an engineer officer. She served for one year as a curriculum planner and guest speaker coordinator for CGSC at Ft Leavenworth, KS, during the interesting year of the pilot program now known as Intermediate Level Education. From there was a two-year assignment at Ft Lewis, WA as the Group S4 of the 6th MP Group (CID). In 2005, she became Chief, Logistics Branch Proponency Office, Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), Ft Lee, VA, executing the plan for the creation of the Logistics branch. From August 2008 through August 2009, she deployed to Camp As Sayliyah as the Director of Logistics, Area Support Group-Qatar. Upon her return, she was nominated to be the Command Inspector General for CASCSOM & ScoE, Ft Lee, VA, where she will serve until her retirement.
LTC Stenfors’ awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the Army Recruiting Badge.
LTC Stenfors has been married to LTC(R) Jeff Stenfors for fourteens years. They have two children, Katherine (&), and Michael (5).