Lieutenant General Vince Stewart, USMC (Ret.) Former Director of Defense Intelligence, USMC General Officer

Retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Vince Stewart served as the 20th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2015 to 2017, the first Marine Corps officer to hold the position, and as Deputy Commander of United States Cyber Command from 2017 to 2019. Since retiring after nearly four decades of military service, he has led his own consulting firm and currently serves as Chief Innovation and Business Intelligence Officer at Ankura.

During his time leading the Defense Intelligence Agency, Stewart oversaw a global organization of more than 16,000 people operating in over 100 countries, providing intelligence assessments directly to the President of the United States and Congress, and serving as chief military intelligence advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Deputy Director of United States Cyber Command, he again had responsibility for a workforce of more than 10,000 tasked with securing the Department of Defense’s Information Network, which encompasses three million users in 140 countries, 15,000 distinct networks, and six thousand physical locations. Before his assignments at the Department of Defense, Stewart served successively as Director of Intelligence for the Marine Corps and Commanding General, Marine Forces Cyberspace Command.

Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Illinois University, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.