US Air Force Major General Alfred J. Stewart passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas after a short illness.

He was 55 years of age.Major General A. J. Stewart, a decorated Air Force Officer for 33 years, was a 1977 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and a 1981 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy as well as advanced degrees from two National War Colleges. Major General Stewart was an accomplished command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours in the KC-135A, KC 135R, T-1 and C17 aircraft.

During his tenure in the United States Air Force he was assigned to a number of top level command positions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Iran-Iraq. General Stewart’s last assignment was Commander, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Memorial service are being planned. However, he leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife Aretha Carter-Stewart, sons Bryan Vincent Stewart and John Calvin Stewart II, mother Sandra Stewart, stepmother Lillian Stewart, sisters Gwendolyn Stewart Williamson, Dawn Stewart, Tracy Stewart, and Lisa Campbell and other relatives and friends.