Colonel James Ewell Brown "J.E.B." Stuart IV and his wife, Mary Louise resided in Richmond, Virginia. They have three children; Elizabeth Pelham; J.E.B. V; and John Alexander; as well as five grandchildren, one of whom is J.E.B. Stuart VI. Colonel Stuart was an Investment Associate with Merrill Lynch in Richmond. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He received a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. He also obtained degrees from the Army Command General Staff College, and the Army War College.
In 1958 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S Army through ROTC and served a period of almost 27 years until his retirement from the Army in early 1985. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was associated with the Regional Brokerage Firm of Branch Cabell and its two successor firms Tucker Anthony and RBC Dain Rauscher. From 1985 to 1991, he served as a Chief Industrial Engineer with Figgie International in Richmond, Virginia.
Early Army career assignments included duties as a project officer on the staff of the Army Ordnance Missile Command in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, as well as a Staff Officer, 2nd Logistical Command, Fort Lee, Virginia.
His first overseas assignment was as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer and later as Commanding Officer of the 528th Transportation Aircraft Maintenance Company in the Panama, Canal Zone. This assignment was followed by duty with the 14th Transportation Battalion, (Aircraft Maintenance Supply) in Vietnam where he served as the Battalion Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Next, he served as an Executive Officer of the 716th Transportation Railway Group, Fort Eustis, Virginia, followed by another overseas one-year tour as a Logistical Advisor to the Vietnamese Joint General Staff.
Later assignments included Department Chairman in the U.S. Army Logistics Management Center, Fort Lee, Virginia; Chief Logistics Advisor in the Military Assistance Advisory Group in Iran; Commander, 548th Supply and Service Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama; and Commander of the Transportation Engineering Agency, Fort Eustis, Virginia. From 1983 to 1985 he served on the Army General Staff as the Chief of Operations and Plans Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (logistics), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with an oak leaf cluster, and the Army Commendation Medal. Foreign decorations include the Vietnamese Honor Medal 1st Class and the Vietnamese Air Medal.
Colonel Stuart was a member of St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. He was also a member of The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, and The Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C. He enjoys playing Golf.