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Armed Forces

Armed Forces

During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, USMC, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Vincent R. Stewart was born in 1958 in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Kingston College before immigrating to the United States. He received his baccalaureate in history from Western Illinois University and was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps that same year. Following his basic training, he was sent to the Armor Officer School in Fort Knox. Soon thereafter, he became the Executive Officer of a tank battalion.

He earned master’s degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. He spent a period of time as the head of the Marine Force’s Cyber Command before becoming the director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in January 2015. Stewart is the first African-American and first Marine to hold this position. He is a three-star general.

Stewart is married and has five children.

 

IN THE NEWS

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s director, told a Senate panel the U.S. must do “something very different” in Afghanistan or else the Taliban will make new advances on the battlefield. He says the current stalemate in fighting could then tip in the Taliban’s favor.

His grim assessment comes as the Trump Administration considers sending several thousand more troops to Afghanistan, mainly to boost training and advising of Afghan forces.