Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Stephanie Radford joined the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Afghanistan District on January 23, 2021. As Deputy Commander, she is second in command of the District, which has more than 130 civilian, military, and contract employees who provide engineering
solutions and expertise in support of U.S. efforts to help build a stronger Afghanistan.
LTC Radford began her career in the 36th Engineer Group, Fort Benning, GA. As part of the group she served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Baghdad, Iraq) from 2005 – 2006 as a lead Civil Designer, ensuring the Group Commander’s top priorities for construction projects were met, to include Quality Assurance and Control for troop, contracted, and Iraqi national construction projects.
From 2006 to 2007 she served as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, GA Company Executive Officer and then as the Assistant Operations Officer. Within the 11th Engineer Battalion, LTC Radford served as the S4 OIC, took her first command of the Forward Support Company, and then was individually selected to take a second command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Following command, she served as a project engineer for the Portland District, USACE from 2011 – 2014. From 2015 – 2017, she deployed to South Korea and served as a Joint Engineer Plans Officer for the United States Forces Korea (USFK) and Combined Forces Engineer as part of Combined Forces Command (CFC). She served as the 46th Engineer Battalion’s Executive Officer and Operations Officer from 2017 – 2019 at Fort Polk, LA. Prior to serving as the Deputy Commander for the Afghanistan District, she served as the San Francisco District Deputy from June 2019 – January 2021.
LTC Radford’s Military Awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the Army Forces Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), and the Joint Meritorious Unit
Commendation medal, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal. She is a recipient of the Bronze Order of the DeFluery Medal.
In addition to her Officer Basic and advanced military schooling, LTC Radford has completed the Joint Engineer Operations Course, has a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, has a Master’s in Geological Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and
Technology, and is a certified PMP.