Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt) Scott H. Stalker became the Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Cyber Command, and the National Security Agency on 16 March 2018. He is a native of Lebanon, New Hampshire and is married to Malerie B. Stalker from Manassas, Virginia. She graduated from Georgetown University with a M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases, and most recently worked as a senior medical analyst for DIA’s National Center for Medical Intelligence. They live in Maryland with their daughter Olivia, and three English Bulldogs. Both Scott and Malerie are members of the Pentagon Powerlifting Hall of Fame.
MGySgt Stalker’s joint operational deployments include tours with the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry 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 31st OSS.
His deployments with the Corps include tours with HMM-365, Marine All-Weather Fighter Attach Squadron 332, 26 MEU (SOC), 1st Bn 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 & Provide Promise in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Silver Wake, conducting a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation in Albania, Guardian Retrieval in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; 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 Corp Forces Cyberspace Command, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff J2, and most recently as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the Defense Intelligence Agency – the only Marine to have held this position.
MGySgt Stalker is a graduate of the MAGTF Basic & Intelligence Chief’s Course (Honor Graduate); Marine Corps Martial Arts Green Belt Instructor Course, Army Air Assault School, SNCO Advanced and Career Course (Distinguished Graduate), Warfighter PME, Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course, Joint Senior Enlisted PME I&II, the National Defense University’s KEYSTONE, and is a Special Operations Capability Specialist. He earned a BA in Intelligence Analysis and has completed an Executive Education Program from the Harvard-Kennedy School of Government on leadership. MGySgt Stalker is currently completing a graduate program where he plans to receive a M.S. in Cyber Security in late 2020.
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.