Stephen C. Pearson, MBABoard Member
Stephen Pearson began his current role at U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command on April 17, 2017. He is responsible for managing a multitude of HR and Administrative related topics that resides at a 2-Star General Officer’s, Marine Corps headquarters. Daily, he can be seen coordinating and working alongside active duty service members, Civil Service employees and Contracting personnel as a common practice at the worksite.
He is a Michigan native, born in Detroit where he was raised and graduated from Benedictine High School. He received his Bachelors degree in Marketing from National Louis University in 1996. Later, Stephen would earn his Masters degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix in 2002.
Stephen is humbled to reveal that he has served our nation with a distinguished 28 year Marine Corps career. Retired at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4; with his last assignment as a Manpower /Personnel Planner for the Marine Corps. Since retiring from the military in 2011, Stephen has been steadfast in the belief of, “always strive to make your surroundings better than how you found it”.
A few highlights of Stephen’s career include:
Quality Assurance Manager. He implemented internal control procedures within a local command headquarters that supported the practices of Headquarters Marine Corps Internal Procedures (MICP).
Information/Security Manager. He was assigned as the first non-active duty servicemember to serve as the Security Manager Representative. Successfully taught more than 500 personnel on the proper techniques of safeguarding and the protection of both sensitive and classified information.
Human Resources Officer (military). Served as the Director of the HR department stationed overseas, a staff comprised 13 Officers, 17 Senior Enlisted, 150 Enlisted, 5 Civil Service employees, and 18 Okinawa National employees. Together our ‘team’ provided administrative support to well over 36 commands, and 14,000 service personnel and their families.
Stephen enjoys spending quality time socializing with family and friends; and he especially enjoys traveling with his wife, Sandy.