Kings Point superintendent retiring
Vice Adm. Joseph D. Stewart, superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, has announced his retirement after 10 years at the Kings Point, N.Y.-based school and 44 years of government service.
“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,” he said. “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.
Prior to his tenure as superintendent of the academy, Stewart served in the U.S. Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Major General. He held command billets beginning at the platoon level and culminating as Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics.