Defense Intelligence Agency Director to Speak at UNM

March 8, 2017 - Dorene DiNaro

Stewart photoAs part of their Career Opportunities in Global and National Security, the National Security Studies Program (NSSP) will host Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart, USMC Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) on the UNM campus on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Building Ballroom A.
Stewart will be on hand to give a talk, and meet with students about careers with the DIA and recruitment tables will be set up in the ballroom for interested students.  The event is free to attend and doesn’t require registration in advance, however, participants will be required to sign in before entering the ballroom. 
"UNM is indeed honored to host LtGen Stewart, who is a three-star, African-American flag officer, highly decorated, and with a truly distinguished career,” says Emile Nakhleh, director of the UNM Global and National Security Policy Institute.
LtGen Stewart became the 20th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in 2015.  Prior to this appointment, he served as the Commander, Marine Forces Cyber.  DIA provides strategic analysis to the Secretary of Defense and the national security leadership. 
The NSSP at UNM is one of under 20 similar programs in the US designated as an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE) Program which are administered by DIA.
"The IC-CAE Program at UNM (NSSP) is designed to help our students become competitive for careers in the sixteen intelligence agencies,” says Dr. Frank Gilfeather, director Office of Strategic Programs.  “To date we have had many of our students seek and obtain positions with these and related global and national security organizations."
For more information about the National Security Studies Program please visit their website or call 505-277-3223