Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, former head of the Marine Forces Cyber Command, formally assumed duties as Defense Intelligence Agency director during a ceremony held at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DoD News reported Friday.
Terri Moon Cronk writes Stewart has also taken charge of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.
His leadership goal is to help DIA strive for continuous improvement and address intelligence issues in U.S. defense programs.
“We must continue to meet new threats on the battlefield… and establish even better ways to outmaneuver our adversaries,” said Stewart, according to DoD News.
Stewart is the first African American and Marine to serve in the top DIA post.