Lt Col Steven L. Coffee is the Chief, Joint Military Personnel and Senior Leader Management Division at Headquarters U.S. Cyber Command. He oversees HR operations for a 1500+ member joint military and civilian defense cyber organization in this capacity.
He provides subject matter expertise, strategic and tactical level leadership direction to a team of 8 personnel in policy development, personnel resource planning, talent management, and professional development.
Colonel Coffee has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, a Masters in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, and a Masters in Clinical, Quality, Safety, and Leadership from Georgetown University. He has completed Joint and Combined Warfighting School through the National Defense University, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College through the Air Force, Air University.
He entered the Air Force in 2001 through the Tennessee State University Reserve Officer Training Corps. His previous assignments include: U.S. Central Command, the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, U.S. Special Operations Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Joint Staff, and he commanded the Force Support Squadron Commander, National Reconnaissance Office.
Colonel Coffee deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, SENTINEL SENTRY, and SPARTAN SHIELD and served as a military aide to President George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama on the social staff. As a White House Military Social Aide, Colonel Coffee facilitated the planning and execution of all social events and official functions on behalf of the President and First Lady of the United. Colonel Coffee is married to Sezanne Coffee, and has one child Steven Coffee II.
Colonel Coffee is a charter member and first community Chair of the MedStar Georgetown Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety (PFACQS) and currently assists in patient advocacy for the MedStar Health System as well as the Partnership for Patients. He was a featured panelist during a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Person and Family Engagement (PFE) Affinity Group Pacing Event discussing Organ Donation and Transplants: Lessons Learned on How to Meaningfully Engage Patients and Families to Improve Patient Safety. Colonel Coffee’s son is a sepsis survivor. He has worked closely with MedStar Health and MedStar Georgetown to create sepsis awareness material in addition to producing a video to highlight the importance of early detection and treatment. Most recently, Colonel Coffee engaged with MedStar Georgetown’s PFACQS to partner with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to improve sepsis awareness among Department of Defense military and civilian employees during outpatient care.