Joseph D. Stewart
|Joseph D. Stewart|
then Major General Stewart, USMC
July 9, 1942 |
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps
United States Maritime Service
|Years of service||1964-1998 (USMC)
|Rank||Major General (USMC)
Vice Admiral (USMS)
|Commands held||Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics
United States Merchant Marine Academy (1998-2008)
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Joseph D. Stewart, also known affectionately by the midshipmen of the United States Merchant Marine Academy as "Joey D," (born July 9, 1942) is a retired United States Marine Corps major general, who after his retirement from the Marine Corps, was appointed as Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) on August 1, 1998. He retired from the U.S. Maritime Service with the rank of vice admiral on September 30, 2008.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Stewart graduated from the Severn School in 1960 and the United States Naval Academy in 1964. Vice Admiral Stewart earned a master's degree in Operational Research from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a master’s degree in Management from Salve Regina College and the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
Stewart played lacrosse while at the Naval Academy, playing on three straight national championship teams.
Marine Corps career
Upon his graduation from the Naval Academy, Stewart entered the Marine Corps as a second lieutenant. During his thirty-four-year Marine Corps career, he served in a variety of command and staff positions. He commanded a tank company, a supply battalion, and a defense distribution depot. He has also served as an instructor and athletic coach at the Naval Academy. As a major general, he served as Commander, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia. Stewart served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics at the U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C..
He retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of major general in 1998 and soon after assumed the duties as the Academy Superintendent.
Superintendent of the US Merchant Marine Academy
The ninth person to hold this post since the institution’s dedication in 1943, Vice Admiral Stewart headed a federal academy with a student body of some 920 midshipmen and a waterfront campus covering more than 80 acres (320,000 m2). The Academy, operated by the United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, is located at Kings Point, New York. It is one of the nation’s prime sources of licensed merchant marine officers and is renowned for its maritime education and training programs. Vice Admiral Stewart retired from the United States Merchant Marine Academy on September 30, 2008.
Vice Admiral Stewart's personal decorations include:
Dates of rank
- Second Lieutenant: 1964
- First Lieutenant: December 1965
- Captain: March 1967
- Major: January 1974
- Lieutenant Colonel: October 1980
- Colonel: January 1986
- Brigadier General: June 1991 &‐ July 11, 1996
- Major General: August 1993
- "Major General Joseph D. Stewart - Retired". General Officer biographies. United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 2009-02-16.
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