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Capt. Joel G. Stewart

Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Two Commander

19 October 2020
Captain Joel G. Stewart
Captain Joel G. Stewart
Captain Joel G. Stewart
Captain Joel G. Stewart
Captain Joel G. Stewart
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VIRIN: 200719-N-IS698-0001
Capt. Joel Stewart is a native of Great Falls, Montana who enlisted in 1985 as a Fire Controlman.  He advanced to the rate of FC1 (E-6) before being selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program.  He graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies. He is a Halsey Scholar and distinguished graduate of the Naval War College's Command and Staff College.  He is also a graduate of the US Army War College.

His operational tours include duty as a Tomahawk technician in USS Hewitt (DD 966); damage control assistant and operations officer in USS Fife (DD 991); operations officer in USS Chancellorsville (CG 62); current operations action officer on Commander Multi-National Forces-Iraq's staff as an IA; future plans and public affairs officer for Commander, Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE across three flag ships (USS Mahan (DDG 72), USS Normandy (CG 60) and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)); commissioning navigator for USS Makin Island (LHD 8); and executive officer for USS Anchorage (LPD 23).  He was the commissioning captain of USS Anchorage, which won the Battle “E.”  Ashore he served as Commander Task Force Shore Battle Space for FIFTH Fleet.

His staff tours include Transient Personnel Unit San Diego (LPO and CMAA); Navy Warfare Development Command, (ballistic missile defense concept development lead); Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (initial staff as first Assistant Chief of Staff for communication, computers, and electronic warfare); Officer-in-Charge of Navy Region EURAFCENT Det Bahrain, and Expeditionary Strike Group THREE (Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations).

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (8), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Battle “E” (4), the Navy Good Conduct Medal (2), the NATO Medal, various unit citations, and campaign awards.
 
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