Deputy Commander for USCYBERCOM to speak at Stetson Law commencement on May 19

Lt. General Vincent R. Stewart

Lt. General Vincent R. Stewart.

Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart, the Deputy Commander for U.S. Cyber Command, will present the commencement address in the Plaza Mayor Courtyard at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S. in Gulfport, Florida, during the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. on May 19.

Stewart previously served as the 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he was promoted to Lieutenant General. He is the first African American, first Jamaican American and first Marine to hold the director post. He also served as head of the Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Stewart is a decorated Marine who received honors including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

A total of 268 J.D. students will walk at Stetson’s May 19 commencement, including four J.D./M.B.A. students, two J.D./LL.M. Advocacy students,  and 16 part-time J.D. students. Eighteen students are candidates for the LL.M. in International Law, 11 students are candidates for the LL.M. in Elder Law, and five students are candidates for the LL.M. in Advocacy degree.

Among this year’s outstanding graduating class are:

  • Taofikat Ninalowo, a J.D./M.B.A. student and member of Stetson’s Dispute Resolution Board who is originally from Nigeria;


  • Kevin Reali, a part-time J.D. student and former Navy officer who worked his way through law school as a sailing coach at Eckerd College while participating in Moot Court and the Stetson Law Review;


  • Vanessa Moore, a fellow with the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy who plans to join the Attorney General’s Honors Program, working in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.;


  • Joseph Sise, a member of Stetson’s Trial Team and the team that won the Chester Bedell Trial Competition; and


  • Viviana Vasiu, editor-in-chief of the Stetson Law Review, originally from Romania, who has had several articles accepted for publication in top placements across the country.