Colonel Stiner was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1963 upon
graduation from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business.
He completed his Master of Science in Public Administration from the University of
Tennessee in 1974. His military education includes the Infantry Officers Basic Course
and Advance Course, Fixed and Rotary Wing Aviation Courses, Command and General Staff
College and the United States Army War College.
Colonel Stiner retired from service in June, 1992 after serving 29 years. Colonel
Stiner’s duty assignments include Commander, B Co 1st BN, 8th IN, Fort Lewis WA; Operations
Officer, 282nd Assault Helicopter Co, RVN; Commander, B Co 229th Assault Helicopter
Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, RVN; Commander, 11th Aviation Battalion (Combat),
USAREUR; Director, Combined Arms Tactics, U. S. Army Aviation Center; Commander, Flight
Training Division, Fort Rucker, AL; Chief, Officer Personnel Division, 1st PERSCOM,
USAREUR; Commandant of Cadets, University of Richmond, VA; Commander, 9th Cavalry
Brigade (Air Attack), Fort Lewis, WA; Chief of Staff, 9th Infantry Division (Mtz),
Fort Lewis, WA; Senior Army Advisor, Tennessee Army National Guard, Nashville, TN.
Colonel Stiner is a dual rated Master Army Aviator whose decorations include the Silver
Star, Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with
Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf
Cluster, Air Medal with Valor Device and 27 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service
Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters,
the Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, and numerous
individual and foreign awards.
Upon retirement, Colonel Stiner was elected and served as County Executive of Campbell
County, Tennessee from 1992 to 2002. Under his leadership, Campbell County built a
health department, recycling center, career center, an elementary school, two middle
schools, one high school and established a community college campus. He oversaw the
construction of new roads, bridges and 133 miles of new water lines for citizens without
water. He built industrial parks, recruited light industry and strengthened the tourist
Colonel Stiner also served as Chairman of the Local Government Planning Advisory Committee
for the State of Tennessee and served on the boards of a number of East Tennessee
economic and community development agencies. He has served as a Director and the Chairman
of the East Tennessee Development District, a Director and the Chairman of the East
Tennessee Human Resource Agency, a Director and the Chairman of the Mountain Valley
Economic Authority, a Director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, a Director
of Community Health of East Tennessee (CHET) and is past-president of the South Campbell
County Rotary Club. He continues to serve on numerous local and regional boards.
Colonel Stiner resides in La Follette, TN with his wife, Judy. They have one son,
Mark, who is a Colonel in the Army, stationed at Aberdeen, Maryland, with his wife,
Alyssa, and their children, Nicole and Sean.