Assistant Professor of Military Science
Major Steven J. Poepping is a 2009 graduate of Annandale High School and subsequent graduate of Saint Cloud State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Accounting. MAJ Poepping began serving the State of Minnesota in 2008 as an Intelligence Analyst in 2-135 Infantry Battalion out of Mankato, MN. While attending Saint Cloud State University (SCSU), he joined the Fighting Saints Battalion ROTC Program and received a commission in 2012 as an Armor Officer.
Following graduation from SCSU, MAJ Poepping attended Basic Officer Leadership School (BOLC) at Fort Benning, GA. After BOLC, he moved to Fort Hood, TX where he was a Platoon Leader in the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, forward deployed to Kosovo. Upon return from Kosovo, MAJ Poepping became a Tank Company XO in 1st Brigade 1st Cavalry Division where he participated in a Brigade rotation to Korea.
After promotion to Captain, MAJ Poepping attended the Maneuver Company Commanders Course in Fort Benning, GA. There he prepared to command both a Charlie Troop (Dismounted) and Bravo Troop (Mounted) as part of 4th Brigade 25th Infantry Division (Airborne).
MAJ Poepping is married to the former Samaria Martinez of Worthington, MN. They have three children (Azreayela, Emmanuel, and Micah) and currently reside in Annandale, MN. During his time away from the ROTC program he enjoys playing rugby and spending time with his family.