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academic administrator , career military officer

Joseph D. Stewart, also known affectionately by the midshipmen of the United States Merchant Marine Academy as "Joey D," 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 on August 1, 1998.


Stewart, Joseph D. was born on July 9, 1942 in Baltimore.


Graduate, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1964. Graduate, Basic School, Quantico, Virginia. Graduate, Supply School, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Master of Science in Operations Research, United States Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1970. Graduate, Command and Staff College, Quantico, 1980. Graduate, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1984.

Master of Science in Management, Salve Regina College.


He retired from the U.S. Maritime Service with the rank of vice admiral on September 30, 2008. Upon his graduation from the Naval Academy, Stewart entered the Marine Corps as a second lieutenant. During his thirty-four-year , 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.

He retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of major general in 1998 and soon after assumed the duties as the Academy Superintendent. 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. Marine Corps 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 Maritime Service Rear Admiral: August 1, 1998 Vice Admiral: 2003.


  • Vice Admiral Stewart's personal decorations include:.


Married Kathleen Ellen Fitzpatrick. Children: David, Kevin.

Kathleen Ellen Fitzpatrick

David Stewart

Kevin Stewart