VADM Stewart Announces Retirement from USMMA

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Vice Admiral Joseph D. Stewart, Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, has announced his retirement from government service.  VADM Stewart’s career spanned over 44 years of public service to the as a Marine Corps officer and member of the civilian Senior Executive Service.

"After 10 years at Kings Point and over 44 years in service to our nation, Kathy and I are looking forward to retiring from public service," said VADM Stewart.  "I am thankful for the opportunity the Kings Point community afforded both of us during our time here.  My memories of the Regiment, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and all the friends of Kings Point will have a lasting impact on my life.  This truly was my most memorable assignment."

"Joe Stewart’s impact on Kings Point will far outlast his tenure on campus," said Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton, a 1983 graduate of the Academy.  "Vice Admiral Stewart and his wife Kathy have devoted their lives to the principles of liberty and freedom, and we are grateful for their years of dedication to our nation.”

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