U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Scott H. Stalker became the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Space Command on Aug. 28, 2020. He is a native of Lebanon, New Hampshire, and is married to Malerie B. Stalker. They have two daughters Olivia and Grace.
Master Gunnery Sgt. 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, 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 Attack 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 and 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 and 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 Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff J2.
He has served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency and United States Cyber Command.
Master Gunnery Sgt. Stalker is a graduate of the MAGTF Basic and Intelligence Chief’s Course (Honor Graduate); Army Air Assault School, SNCO Advanced and Career Course (Distinguished Graduate), Joint Senior Enlisted Leader PME I and II and the National Defense University’s KEYSTONE. He has a BA in Intelligence Analysis, an MS in Cybersecurity and a graduate certificate in Leadership from Harvard-Kennedy School of Government. He is currently pursuing an MA in Military History.
Having served in a variety of theaters with multiple combat tours and contingency operations, Master Gunnery Sgt. 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.