FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. --
Maj. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, The Commanding General of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace, relinquished authority to Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O’Donohue during a change of command ceremony, Jan. 21, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
Stewart will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and will assume the duties as the 20th director of Defense Intelligence Agency and commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. He is the first Marine Corps officer to hold this position.
“Today is about Gen. Stewart,” O’Donohue said. “He set us up for all of the challenges that we face up ahead. His spirit, professionalism and vision animate every aspect of the command. We owe it to him to press forward with that work with the utmost vigor.
O’Donohue’s last position was serving as the deputy chief of staff, operations, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan.
“I thank you for the privilege of being able to command MARFORCYBER,” O’Donohue said. “I deeply appreciate the special trust and confidence. I understand the obligations that come with that and I look forward to the challenges that we will face together.
“2015 will be a critical year for MARFORCYBER as we take maturing capabilities and integrate them into the combined arms and maneuver with the [Marine Air Ground Task Force].”
U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace was established in 2009 to plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, and direct the Marine Corps’ full spectrum of cyberspace operations and to ensure cyber security.
“This has been one of the greatest jobs and one of the highlights of my career,” said Stewart. “It has been a wonderful journey.
“I’m grateful and thrilled that the commandant has selected O’Donohue to replace me here. He’s a warfighter, a skilled operator, a great leader and friend.”