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Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, USMC (Ret)


Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart (Vince) (1958 – 2023) was the Founder and CEO of Stewart Global Solutions, LLC, an international consulting organization. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after more than 38 years of active commissioned service to the nation. On his final tour of duty, he served as the Deputy Commander United States Cyber Command, one of the 11 Combatant Commands of the Department of Defense with military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide. Prior to that assignment, he served as the 20th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), culminating an intelligence career by overseeing the global defense intelligence enterprise supporting customers from the President of the United States, to the troops deployed around the world. In his other General Officer assignments, he served as the Commander, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and as the Director of Intelligence, for the U.S. Marine Corps.

A career intelligence officer, with over thirty years’ experience in national defense, cyber security, information technology development and customer support, he served around the globe in leadership positions for both the Marine Corps and the National Security Agency, specializing in Signals Intelligence and Cyber Operations.

He had vast experience in large, complex global and national information operations, information technology deployment, and customer requirement satisfaction. While the Director of DIA, he implemented regionally aligned, integrated analytic mission centers to bring focus to the global challenges facing our Nation. He had the unique ability to integrate complex programs and business operations allowing the organization to focus on mission essential goals.

Vince was also a member of a variety of professional associations, public and private boards and served on government pro bono committees and panels to examine ways to enhance homeland and national security capabilities.

He earned a Baccalaureate Degree from Western Illinois University, and had earned Masters’ Degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, R.I. and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Additionally, he completed executive development programs at Harvard University.

Among his awards and decorations are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal; the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

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