CW4 Stephen N. Chobanian enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953 and was commissioned as a
warrant officer in 1961. He earned a reputation as one of the premiere trainers of
Quartermasters worldwide during his more than 20 years of active duty service. He
continued his role as a principal educator and leader to the Quartermaster Corps with his
numerous accomplishments as a civil servant.
Chobanian was a major contributor to the development and adoption of
significant improvements to the Army supply system, promoting efficiency, enhancing troop
support and standardizing supply accountability. He has been recognized as a Total Army
supply management educator, training thousands of supply technicians and managers
throughout the U.S. Army and the international military community. His excellence has
earned him an unprecedented four awards of "Quartermaster School Distinguished
With education and professional development holding the key to future
logistics, he is considered a mentor for a whole generation of Quartermaster soldiers. In
recognition of his decades of service and devotion to the Corps, he was appointed the
first Honorary Warrant Officer of the Quartermaster Corps.