Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Stephen W. Brodersen
April 10, 2013
Name: Stephen W. Brodersen, senior concept development analyst, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Hometown: Northfield, Minn.
Years of federal service: 37 years (26 years active duty, retired lieutenant colonel; 11 years as a Department of the Army civilian, all with SMDC)
Education: Master of Science in administration
Marital status: Married for 39 years
Children: Two daughters and two grandsons
Activities/hobbies: Golf, fishing and boating
Favorite movie: The Sting
Favorite TV show: Castle
Favorite band: No specific band -- enjoy jazz and the oldies (70s-80s)
Favorite thing about working for the Army: Serving with Soldiers and being able to make a difference in the future of the Army
What made you want to work for the Army: I was one of the last draftees in the early 1970s. I enjoyed the Army and earned a commission through Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. I served as an air defense officer, and following retirement, I looked for an opportunity to continue to serve and make a positive contribution to our nation.