Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt) Scott H. Stalker became the 20th Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC on 19 April 2016. He is the first Marine to hold the position. He is married to Malerie Stalker from Virginia. She graduated from Georgetown University with an M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious diseases.
MGySgt Stalker was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire in 1975 and enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1993. After recruit training, he attended Marine Combat Training, followed by the Basic MAGTF Intelligence Analyst Course at Virginia Beach, VA.
MGySgt Stalker’s joint operational deployments include tours with the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division and 101st Airborne Division, the U.S. Navy’s USS Guam LPH-9, USS Nassau LHA-4, USS Nashville LPD-13, and USS Blue Ridge LCC-19, and the U.S. Air Force’s 31st OSS.
His deployments with the Corps include tours with HMM-365, Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 332, 26 MEU (SOC), 1stBn 7th Marines, RCT-7, 1st Marine Division, 2nd Marine Division, and 3rd Marine Division. Additionally, he deployed multiple times to South East Asia while assigned to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.
His combat and contingency deployments include Operation Restore Hope in Somalia; Deny Flight and Operation Provide Promise in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Silver Wake, conducting a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation in Albania, Operation Guardian Retrieval in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire); a Unit Deployment Program, Okinawa, Japan; and Operation Iraqi Freedom I & II, V, VII, VIII.
Additional garrison assignments include Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff J2.
MGySgt Stalker is a graduate of the MAGTF Basic and Intelligence Chief’s Course (Honor Graduate); Marine Corps Martial Arts Green Belt Instructor course, Army Air Assault School (Top 3 Graduate), SNCO Advanced and Career Course (Distinguished Graduate), Warfighter PME, Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course, Sr. Enlisted Joint PME I & II, the National Defense University's KEYSTONE, and is a Special Operations Capability Specialist. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from American Public University in Intelligence Analysis and was recently accepted into Harvard−Kennedy School of Government. In 2001, he received a Letter of Commendation from the Director of the CIA.
Having served in a variety of theaters with multiple combat tours and contingency operations, MGySgt Stalker’s awards, badges, devices and decorations are consistent with those of most Marines who have had the honor to serve the U.S. over a period of decades and the good fortune to return home safely.