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Posted: July 9, 2008

Vice Adm. Joseph Stewart announces retirement from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Vice Adm. Joseph Stewart, superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, has announced his retirement from government service. Vice Adm. Stewart's career spanned more than 44 years of public service to the U.S. as a Marine Corps officer and member of the civilian Senior Executive Service.

"After 10 years at Kings Point and over 44 years in service to our nation, Kathy and I are looking forward to retiring from public service," said Vice Adm. Stewart. "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. This truly was my most memorable assignment."

Maritime Administrator Sean Connaughton, a 1983 graduate of the Academy, said: "Joe Stewart's impact on Kings Point will far outlast his tenure on campus. Vice Admiral Stewart and his wife Kathy have devoted their lives to the principles of liberty and freedom, and we are grateful for their years of dedication to our nation."