CPT Stephanie Crawford enlisted in September 2000 and attended basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She attended advanced individual training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, for MOS 52D, Power Generation Equipment Repairer, graduating from the program in March 2001. Her first duty station was at Camp Zama, Japan, where she served her entire initial enlistment, first with the 17th Area Support Group, and later with the 35th Supply and Service Battalion. CPT Crawford earned a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and creative writing from the University of Arizona in May 2006, and commissioned in September 2006 through the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
CPT Crawford attended Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) Phase II at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the Adjutant General (AG) BOLC at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, graduating on the Commandant’s List in February 2007. She was assigned to the 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Lee, Virginia, as the Battalion S1. CPT Crawford graduated on the Commandant’s List from the AG Captain’s Career Course in May 2010. She was then assigned to the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as the Brigade S1.
CPT Crawford deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09, from August 2007 to October 2008. She deployed again in support of Operation New Dawn, from October 2010 to April 2011. Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Army Service Ribbon, and two Overseas Service Ribbons.
CPT Crawford is married to James Crawford of Clearwater, Florida, and they have one daughter, Athena.