Lieutenant Colonel Stout graduated from Indiana State University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1997.
In October 1998, following completion of The Basic School and Field Artillery Officer's Basic Course, he reported to 2d Battalion, 11th Marines. He served as Fire Direction Officer, Forward Observer, and Executive Officer for Kilo Battery. In January 2000, he deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
In December 2000, 1st Lieutenant Stout reported to the Marine Detachment at Fort Sill, OK. He served as a Fire Support Instructor and the Marine Battery Commander and was promoted to the rank of Captain.
In June 2003, Captain Stout attended Expeditionary Warfare School. Following graduation Captain Stout reported to 3d Battalion, 11th Marines at Twentynine Palms, CA where he served as Assistant Battalion Operations Officer and Commanding Officer Battery M. He deployed twice in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
In June 2006, Captain Stout reported to the University of Oklahoma where he served as the Marine Officer Instructor and was promoted to Major. In July 2007, Major Stout returned to Officer Candidate School and served as the Commanding Officer of Golf Company.
In June 2009, Major Stout attended the Air Command Staff College and earned a Masters Degree in Military Operational Art and Science.
In June 2010, Major Stout reported to 1st Air Naval Gunfire Company. He served as the 2nd Brigade Platoon Commander and Executive Officer. He deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
In June 2013, Major Stout reported to the Joint Staff and was assigned to J-35 Joint Operations Division Global Force Management. There he served as Global Force Management Emergent Branch Chief and Action Officer and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Lieutenant Colonel Stout’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 3 gold stars, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.