Alexander K. Stewart is a professor in the Department of Geology at St. Lawrence University. He is retired from the U.S. Army after serving for over twenty years, with twelve in the National Guard, and is a veteran of three foreign wars (Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan) and the Cold War.


Army Agriculture Development Teams, which harness technical expertise in the form of U.S. National Guard professional soldier-experts and use a community-based and bottom-up approach, may be instrumental to counterinsurgency and development efforts.