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Michael Stewart MBA

Michael Stewart MBA

Director Disruptive Capabilities Office, Chairman of NATO Naval Armaments Group, US Navy and NATO

Mr. Michael Stewart currently serves as the Director of the Disruptive Capabilities Office (DCO). He is charged with rapidly solving emerging operational problems with a broad aperture that fully leverages existing authorities.

In his previous role, Mr. Stewart was the Executive Director for the Navy’s Unmanned Task Force (UTF). There he served as the Department of the Navy senior accountable official for identifying and accelerating near-term solutions to close key operational problems via emerging and disruptive unmanned capabilities. 

Mr. Stewart is Chairman of the NATO Tri-Service Main Armaments Group since July 2019 and Chairman of the NATO Naval Armaments Group since October 2020 in Belgium.

Additionally, Mr. Stewart was the Deputy Director, Integrated Warfare (N9IB). There, he was charged with integrating warfare requirements and ensuring fielding within fiscal controls.

From 2016-2018 Mr. Stewart was the Director of Business Operations in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Management).

In 2008, Mr. Stewart was a Business Development Manager for the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq, where he worked closely with Department of State and industry experts to revitalize the Iraqi economy in support of counterinsurgency efforts.

During the 2006 Quadrennial Review, he was a Special Assistant and analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy). He coordinated a Deputy Secretary Defense study, and supported direct tasking’s from forthe Secretary of Defense.

Before coming to the DoD as a civilian, he was senior manager in Venture Capital and a member of an internal consulting team forthe Boeing Company.

Mr. Stewart is a retired Navy Captain, having served in both the active and reserve Navy as a Naval Aviator, Flight Instructor, and Landing Signal Officer. In this capacity, he was a Battle Watch Captain in the Navy Operations Center and deployed to the Persian Gulf, South America and Somalia as part the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN’s Air Wing Eleven.

Mr. Stewart is a Secretary of the Navy distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a graduate of Naval War College and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.