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Carl W. Stiner Warrior Scholarship

The Carl W. Stiner Warrior Scholarship was established to honor General Carl W. Stiner and to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in its efforts to provide a college education to active duty or retired service members of Special Operations or their dependents.

General Stiner has always recognized the importance of an education in his achievements and success. He also has a great love for his fellow soldiers who defend our great country and often made the supreme sacrifice. This scholarship will support the Warrior Foundation’s efforts to help provide educational opportunities for Special Operations Forces and their dependents.

Carl W. Stiner is a 1958 graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Agriculture Science. He received a Master’s degree in Public
Administration from Shippenburg State University in Pennsylvania in 1975. He also attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 1967 and the Army War College in 1975.

General Stiner is one of six general officers who graduated from Tennessee Tech and the first to achieve the four star rank. His military career spanned 35 years of commanding, decision making, and problem solving at all levels of the Army from second lieutenant platoon leader to Commander in Chief, United States Special Operations Command as a four star general. As such, he was responsible for the readiness of all special operations forces of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, both active and reserve.

He and his wife, the former Carolyn Sue Reeves, currently reside in his home town of LaFollette, Tennessee. They have two daughters, Laurie and Carla. Laurie attended North Carolina State University. Carla is a graduate of East Tennessee State University.

General Stiner was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Freedom Foundation Award, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab. General Stiner received awards from Tennessee Technological University including the TTU Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1991 and induction into the ROTC Hall of Fame.
Scholarships associated with Carl W. Stiner Warrior Scholarship
  • Carl W. Stiner Warrior Endowed Scholarship