After graduating from Fishburne Military School in 1967, Col Stamm attended The Citadel, graduating in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Air Force. He continued with his academic education through his 25-year active duty Air Force career, earning a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Webster University in 1981, a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College in 1986, and a Master’s degree in Acquisition Management from the Defense Systems Management College in 1988. Col Stamm’s Air Force career covered command positions in 4 diverse operational and support squadrons, research and development assignments at Wing level (Air Force Wright Laboratories) and acquisition leadership and management roles at Wing, Intermediate Headquarters and Center levels. Weapons systems he helped develop and produce included intercontinental ballistic missiles, aircraft, air-launched missiles, and command, control & communications programs. His assignments included Grissom AFB, IN, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Brooks AFB, TX, a remote operational site in Egypt, Norton AFB, CA, Andrews AFB, MD, The Pentagon and Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters. Subsequent to his retirement Col Stamm spent seventeen years in leadership and senior analyst roles with 4 Department of Defense contractors.