LtGen Vince Stewart

USMC (Ret.), DIA
Former Director

Vince is a focused and results-oriented leader with more than 30 years experience in all aspects of cyberspace operations, intelligence, and counterintelligence. His expertise is in developing high performance teams and implementing innovative strategies, plans, and initiatives while driving process improvements to attain objectives and goals. 

Vince’s professional experience includes: 

•Founder and CEO of Stewart Global Solutions: Vince led an international consulting company,focused on issues pertaining to cybersecurity, geopolitical intelligence, strategic planning and crisismanagement.

•Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command: Vince provided strategic leadership to morethan 10,000 personnel executing full spectrum cyberspace operations, including securing theDepartment of Defense’s Information Network (three million users, 140 countries, 15 thousandnetworks, six thousand locations). He planned and organized the Department of Defense’s effortsto secure the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources against malicious cyber threats. Healso established policies and obtained authority for conducting cyberspace operations.

•Director, Defense Intelligence Agency: Vince effectively managed a global organization of over16,000 personnel operating in more than 100 countries, delivering intelligence on the militarycapabilities of potential adversaries. He provided intelligence briefings to the President of theUnited States and National Security staff regarding global emerging threats and opportunities, aswell as regular global threat briefings to congress to inform policies and budget decisionsimpacting the Department of Defense. In this role, Vince also served as the principal advisor to theSecretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on military intelligence-relatedmatters.

•Commanding General, Marine Forces Cyberspace Command: Vince served as the principal cyberadvisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. He was responsible for the sustained operationand maintenance of the Marine Corps’ global information enterprise networks.

•Director of Intelligence, United States Marine Corps: Vince succeeded in initiating the Marine CorpsIntelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISR-E) connecting over 10,000intelligence professionals, providing real-time intelligence support to deployed operationalcommanders in utilizing all intelligence assets and keeping continuity on targets of interest andhigh level of expertise. Additionally, he defined and coordinated intelligence sharing activities withforeign partners.


-MS, National Resource Strategy, Information Strategy Concentration Program, National Defense University,Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 2002

-MA, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, 1995

-BA, History, Western Illinois University, 1981

Last updated on: March 14, 2023