New DIA director to start January 23

Vincent Stewart 112On January 13, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) announced that Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Vincent Stewart will assume duties as 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Friday, Jan. 23, in a 10 a.m. ceremony to be held at DIA Headquarters, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Senate confirmed his promotion to Lieutenant General Dec. 11, 2014, and he will receive his third star just prior to assuming duties as DIA Director and JFCC-ISR Commander.

Maj. Gen. Stewart served most recently as Commander, Marine Forces Cyber Command. Prior to that assignment, he served as Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps in Washington, D.C.

He becomes the first Marine to lead DIA.

Source: Defense Intelligence Agency