Vincent R. Stewart
United States Marine Corps (retired)
Founder & CEO at Stewart Global Solutions, LLC
Keynote Speaker | Facilitator | Consultant | Senior Cyber Strategist | Board Member
National Security - "A World in Disarray"
Vincent was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Kingston College before immigrating to the United States in 1971 at age 13. He received his undergraduate degree in history in 1981 from Western Illinois University and was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps that same year. After earning his commission, he attended The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, Virginia from 1981-1982 and was selected to become an Armor Officer.
Upon graduation from this training, he was sent to the Armor Officer School in Fort Knox. He then received orders as a Platoon Leader to 1st Tank Battalion out of Camp Pendleton, California. In 1984, he became the Executive Officer of Headquarters Company, 1st Tank Battalion.
He earned master's degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 1995 and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University 2002.
On January 23, 2015, he left his position as the head of the Marine Force's Cyber Command to become the director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, shortly before which he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General. His last assignment was as the Deputy Commander at USCYBERCOM. Lieutenant General Stewart retired from the United States Marine Corps at the Marine Barracks Washington on April 5, 2019. Currently, he is the Chief Innovation and Business Intelligence Officer at Ankura, based in Washington, DC.
A master storyteller, he uses the lessons from his life to convey takeaways on improving a host of life, work, leadership, and interpersonal habits. Here's some feed back from his presentations:
"General Stewart was very approachable and was happy to engage with people of all levels, before and after the talk. He was easy going and super flexible when logistics were changed. We would like to thank General Stewart and we would be happy to invite him again." - Tracey Joseph, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
"Your honest, authentic communication style made the discussion real, and the advice you shared was tangible. The resounding response from Det Bozeman was not only gratitude but motivation to take on more of the tough discussions and be a change agent within our spheres of influence." - Sarah Pearson, Director