Home / Academics / Military Science / Assistant Professor of Military Science

Captain Stephanie D. Henderson, U.S. Army

Department of Military Science

Captain Stephanie D. Henderson

Captain Stephanie D. Henderson, a native of Ruleville, Mississippi, is the Recruiting Officer and the Assistant Professor of Military Science for the Viking Battalion, Army ROTC program at Elizabeth City State University. Captain Henderson has served in many key military leadership positions throughout the United States to include South Korea and Baghdad, Iraq. As a Signal Officer, Captain Henderson is responsible for the planning and executing of all Network Operations which includes (information assurance, information dissemination management, and network management) and management of the electromagnetic spectrum. Signal support encompasses all aspects of designing, installing, data communications networks that employ single and multi-channel satellite, troposphere scatter, terrestrial microwave, switching, messaging, video-teleconferencing, visual information, and other related systems. She integrates tactical, strategic and sustaining base communications, information processing and management systems into a seamless global information network that supports knowledge dominance for Army, joint and coalition operations. Captain Henderson has served two terms as a Commanding Officer; a Quartermaster unit (logistics) and served as a Field Artillery Battery Commander both in garrison and combat operations. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) and currently pursuing her Masters in Leadership Management.

In her work as the recruiting officer in the ECSU Army ROTC program, Captain Henderson is responsible for identifying potential students for the Army ROTC program, and assisting them through the enrollment and scholarship process. She uses her vast communication, leadership, counseling and motivation skills to interact with students, parents, guidance counselors, coaches and others who are instrumental in the lives of high school and college students to increase awareness of Army ROTC as well as the short- and long-term benefits of joining the ROTC program. As such, Captain Henderson works closely with the admission and marketing offices at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) to promote the benefits of obtaining a college degree and to inform potential students about the academics, undergraduate degree programs and student life programs offered by the university. The Army ROTC program is part of the Department of Military Science at ECSU located in Lester Hall.

When Captain Henderson is not working to train young people to become "Army Strong," and understanding the advantages for becoming an successfully Army Officer, she enjoys fishing, reading, writing poetry, playing all types of sports and spending quality time with her 13 year old daughter, Olecia James.