COL David Stewart serves as the Deputy Commander for Operations at U.S Army Space and Missile Defense Command. In that capacity, he oversees all operations within USASMDC. COL Stewart provides oversight of plans, training, certification, and readiness for all USASMDC operational forces and select operating functions. This includes oversight of two brigades, one Task Force, an Army Astronaut Detachment, Satellite Communications System Expert, Joint Friendly Forces Tracking, radar support to Space and Intelligence Operations and the Operational Command Post when activated.
Most recently, he served as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from June 2018 to June 2019.
COL Stewart graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1991 and was commissioned in the Air Defense Artillery branch. His key assignments include: Launcher, Maintenance, and Fire Control Platoon Leader and a Battalion Tactics Trainer and Evaluator in the 6th Battalion, 43d Air Defense Artillery in Ansbach, Germany with a deployment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Falcon; Instructor at the Officer Basic Course, Fort Bliss, Texas; Commander, Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 43d Air Defense Artillery in Korea; Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery (THAAD); Small Group Instructor for the Air Defense Artillery Officer Advanced Course; Assignment Officer and Black-book/ARSTAF Account Manager, U.S. Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia; Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery in Ansbach, Germany; Patriot/MEADS Staff Synchronization Officer, Air, Missile & Space Division Executive Officer, and Assistance Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Pentagon; Commander, U.S Army Mission Support Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Branch Chief, Air Defense Artillery and Public Affairs, Enlisted Personnel Management Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander, U.S Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama; Chief of Staff, United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Jerusalem; Assistant Commandant, Air Defense Artillery School.
COL Stewart’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, four awards of the Army Commendation Medal, two awards of the Army Achievement Medal, U.S. Army Parachute Badge, U.S. Army Recruiter Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
COL Stewart’s military education includes the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Australian Command and General Staff College; and U.S. Army War College. He holds master degrees in strategic studies from both Canberra University in Australia and the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
COL Stewart and his wife have two daughters.