Major General (Retired) Stephen E. Farmen
Former General Officer, U.S. Army; Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group
Major General (Retired) Stephen E. Farmen served for 34 years in the Army, retiring in October 2020. He is currently an independent consultant and Senior Advisor to The Roosevelt Group and a Principal for Deep Water Point.
As a U.S. Army General Officer, he has extensive experience leading diverse, complex global organizations. He has served on the Army Staff, the Joint Staff, and spent his entire tenure as a General Officer in command; most recently, he commanded the Army Component of U.S. Transportation Command (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command). In his tenure at U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, he led an enterprise that executed a $181B international/foreign military sales portfolio. While at Joint Munitions Command, he led an ammunition enterprise providing conventional munitions life cycle functions for all the Services (production, distribution, storage, and sales). He also commanded the Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and served as the 26th U.S Army Chief of Transportation & Commandant of the Transportation School. His other command assignments included: Company Commander D Company, 407 S&T Battalion & then 782d Main Support Battalion 82d Airborne Division, Battalion Commander 28th Transportation Battalion (Logistics Task Force 28; OIF 05-07), and Brigade Commander 598th Transportation Brigade (SDDC).
General (Ret.) Farmen received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He also attended the Joint Forces Staff College and served as the first-ever U.S. Army War College Fellow at the Center for Transportation and Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).