Lt. Col. Robert L. Stevenson III
Commanding Officer Marine Wing Support Squadron 171
Lt. Col. Robert L. Stevenson III

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Stevenson was born at Fort McClellan Army Hospital in Anniston, Alabama. He spent most of his childhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, graduating from University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2003.  Following his parents example of service, Bobby would receive his commission through Officer Candidate School in 2004. 

After graduating from The Basic School and Logistics Officer School in 2005, Second Lieutenant Stevenson reported to 3d Battalion, 8th Marines and immediately deployed to Ramadi, Iraq as part of Task Force 3/8 in Support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  Soon after returning to Camp Lejeune, First Lieutenant Stevenson participated in workups and deployed with Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit to European Command, Central Command, and Pacific Command Areas of Responsibility. 

Captain Stevenson served as the Inspector-Instructor at Inspector-Instructor Staff, Las Vegas from 2008 to 2010. While mobilizing the reserve component for deployment mid-way through this assignment, he gained permission to deploy with Combat Logistics Battalion-46 as Executive Officer, Transportation Support Company, Al Asad, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. As operational requirements changed, he redeployed to Arifjan, Kuwait as Detachment OIC, Care Of Supplies In Storage (COSIS), Marine Corps Logistics Command and supported the maintenance and distribution of equipment to Afghanistan and CONUS.

Captain Stevenson was selected to attend Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Army Logistics University in Fort Lee.  Following graduation, he reported to 1st Marine Logistics Group as the Operations Officer, Combat Logistics Battalion-13 in 2011, where he participated in workups and deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. 

Major Stevenson served as Course Manager, Maritime Prepositioning Force Staff Planning Course, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic from 2014 to 2017. Seeing an opportunity to gain joint experience, he volunteered to deploy as an individual augment in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE as the Deputy Mobility Chief, CJ4, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJFT-OIR). 

Major Stevenson was selected and served as Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Chicago from 2017 to 2020.  Upon change of command, Lieutenant Colonel Stevenson requested and was assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Marine Corps Forces, South in Doral, Florida in which he supported operations, activities and investments in Southern Command's Area of Responsibility. 

Lieutenant Colonel Stevenson was selected for Marine Wing Support Squadron - 171 and reported 8 June 2022.  His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy and the Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star.

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