BG David H. Stem
  23 January 1938 - January 1987

BG David H. Stem
Brigadier General David H. Stem was born on 23 January 1938 in Easton Pennsylvania. He received his commission upon graduation from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1960. He also held a Masters of Arts degree in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, and the U.S. Army War College.

General Stem served with distinction in command and staff positions at platoon, company, battalion and brigade levels. He excelled in challenging assignments to include: Chief, Law Enforcement Division, ODCSPER, HQ DA; staff and faculty at the U.S. Army War College; and Assistant Commandant and later the Commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School.

Through his powerful personality, vision and leadership, General Stem formed the Military Police Noncommissioned Officer Academy, won the designation of the Polygraph Institute as the executive agent for the entire Defense of Department, and piloted a new and innovative leadership development program.

As Commandant of the MP School, BG Stem oversaw activation of the MP Corps Regiment, revitalized the MP Regimental Association, instituted worldwide MP conferences, and developed force packages responsive to the needs of today’s Army.

General Stem was killed in 1987 while serving his country. General Stem’s dedicated and inspirational leadership was the epitome of what makes the Army and the Military Police Corps Regiment successful.


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