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Stephen J. Linderman graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one.
The student completed an intense six-week course conducted in a very demanding, rigorous, high-stressed, and deadline-required environment. The candidate received training in leadership skills, Army customs, doctrine, tradition, and tactics, drill and ceremonies, professional ethics, physical fitness, time-stress-people management skills, decision making, delegation and personnel skills, and numerous other military academic subjects. Students gain experience in leadership to attain higher responsibility while maintaining professionalism and quality work performance and standards required of career warrant officers. Additionally, candidates develop and hone skills relevant to an Army at war, skills required to effectively operate and survive on today’s ever-changing battlefield operations against global terrorism.
Warrant officers continue to further their training through technical and tactical certification. As the officers gain progressive levels of expertise and leadership, they operate, maintain, administer and manage equipment, support activities or technical systems throughout their Army career. They are highly specialized technical and training experts in their career specialties whom provide valuable skills, guidance and expertise to commanders and organizations. Warrant officers serve in the Regular Army, National Guard or Reserve to fulfill their military service obligation.
Linderman, an information systems technician with four years of military service, is regularly based out of Ann Arbor, Mich.
He is the son of Ernie and Donna Adams of Shaner Ave., Cedar Springs, Mich.
His wife, Nadia, is the daughter of Ken Andrus, and Ruth Andrus, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.
The warrant officer graduated in 1993 from Cedar Springs High School.

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