Lieutenant Colonel Cecil D. Stinnie was assigned to the University of Richmond Spider Battalion in January 2017 as Professor of Military Science, and Department Chair of the Military Science and Leadership program in the school of Arts and Sciences.
LTC Stinnie is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia. He enlisted in the US Army as a Combat Medical Specialist in 1993, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in Katterbach, Germany. Upon his discharge from active duty, he was awarded an Army ROTC Scholarship to the University of Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in 2000 and commissioned branch detail into Field Artillery.
Following graduation from the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, LTC Stinnie was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Hovey, Korea. He returned to Korea in 2002, attending the Ordnance Officer Branch Qualification Course and graduated as an honor graduate. He has held positions as a Maintenance Platoon Leader and Maintenance Control Officer while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He attended the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course in 2004.
LTC Stinnie returned to the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, deploying the Area Support Company (Provisional) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later took command of the Bravo Company after the Area Support Company’s deactivation, and in 2007 took command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, deploying again in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2009, LTC Stinnie was assigned to the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army where he served two years and in 2011, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division where he deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom as a G4 Logistics Advisor to the Afghan National Security Forces. Upon redeployment, he was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team as the Support Operations Officer in the 307th Brigade Support Battalion and later Brigade S4. In 2004, LTC Stinnie was assigned to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as a Staff Operations Officer and later the Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7.
LTC Stinnie completed the Command and General Staff College through the Optimizing ILE Program and earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2015.