This article was originally published by the US Marine Corp and is reprinted with permission.
The Marine Corps reflects on the legacy and passing of Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart. Lt. Gen. Stewart passed away April 28 in Aldie, Va.
“I join many others in mourning the sudden loss of Vince Stewart. He was a trailblazer, a selfless leader, and a mentor and dear personal friend to me. His impact as a leader of Marines and the broader intelligence community cannot be understated. Words cannot express how much he will be missed.” – Commandant of the Marine Corps General David H. Berger
Lt. Gen. Stewart was born on May 11, 1958, in Kingston, Jamaica, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1971 at the age of 13. He was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1981 and retired in 2019.
He served in the Marine Corps for 38 years and served at nearly all levels of command. His first command was as a tank platoon commander in Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division in 1982, and he completed his time on active duty as the deputy commander of United States Cyber Command.
He broke many barriers during his time on active duty including being the first Marine Corps Officer and the first African American to lead the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Lt. Gen. Stewart was an incredible Marine and should stand as an inspiration for all. The Marine Corps shall never forget the amazing legacy and contributions left by Lt. Gen. Stewart.
Semper Fidelis and Fair Winds, sir.