Captain Costello was commissioned in 1987 through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Missouri where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Following his commissioning he attended Surface Warfare Division Officer and Steam Engineering Officer Courses in Newport, Rhode Island.
Captain Costello’s first operational tour was as Machinery Officer onboard USS PREBLE (DDG 46). During his 38-month tour on PREBLE, he also served as Navigator and Administrative Officer and earned his Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) qualifications. He then served as the Pre-commissioning Executive and Operations Officer onboard USS TEMPEST (PC 2). During his next afloat operational tour, he completed his Surface Warfare Officer department head tour as Combat Systems Officer onboard USS HAWES (FFG 53). Following that assignment, he laterally transferred into the Fleet Support Community as a Space and Electronic Warfare Officer, and in 2001 was re-designated as an Information Professional (IP) Officer.
As an IP officer, he served in critical at-sea positions as the Combat Systems Officer on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) and as COMCARSTRKGRU TWO Assistant Chief of Staff for Information Dominance (N2/N6). He also served as the Information Warfare Commander for the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) Strike Group.
Ashore, Captain Costello earned a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Management at Naval Postgraduate School in 1996 and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2004. He completed assignments as the Deputy Director of Operations at the Naval Satellite Operations Center, Point Mugu California; as the Executive Officer and Acting Commanding Officer of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam from 2001-2003; as the Commanding Officer of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Stations, Naples Italy from 2006-2008. He most recently served as the Deputy Director of Operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Captain Costello’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and various campaign, unit and service awards.
CAPT Powers, a native of Silver Spring, MD, graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 and received his commission through the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps of Philadelphia. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master’s of Science in Foreign Affairs and National Security Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University, and a degree in Modern Standard Arabic Language, Regional and Cultural studies from the Defense Language Institute.
His fleet assignments include:
> Surface Warfare Direct Support, Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Pearl Harbor, HI, deploying to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Kittyhawk (CV 63), USS Ingersoll (DD-990) and USS Leahy (CG-16) in support of Operations Desert Storm and Restore Hope.
> Submarine Warfare Direct Support aboard various U.S. submarines in support of Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific and Submarine Forces Atlantic.
> Air Warfare Direct Support, NSGA Rota, Spain, deploying over 1000 flight hours with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two (VQ-2) is support of Operations Joint Endeavor and Sharp Guard.
> Cryptologic Resource Coordinator to Commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven embarked on USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) deploying to the Western Pacific as Commander, Task Force 70.
His shore assignments include:
> Computer Network Operations, Naval Information Warfare Activity, for duty within National Security Agency’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) and Remote Operations Center (ROC), Ft Meade, MD.
> Officer-in-Charge, Naval Aircrew Detachments, Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, and Siganella, Sicily, Italy.
> Program Manager for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems and Intelligence (C5I) within Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV 80) at the Pentagon.
> Joint duty at the National Security Agency as the first military Director of Cybersecurity Operations (DCO) within the NSA’s Threat Operations Center (NTOC), Ft Meade, MD.
> Senior Detailer for Information Warfare (PERS 472), Navy Personnel Command, Millington, TN.
His command assignments include:
> Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Whidbey Island, WA, providing Electronic Warfare (EW) direct support to Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
> Commanding Officer, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) and Commander, Task Force 1020, reporting to Commander, Fleet Cyber Command and Commander, Tenth Fleet.
|March 11, 2014 Luncheon|
|RDML Diane Webber |
Commander, Navy Cyber Forces
|February 11, 2014 Luncheon|
|Vice Admiral Robert C. Parker |
Commander, Atlantic Area / Commander, Defense Force East United States Coast Guard
Leveraging Technology in order to Meet Mission in the Face of Tightening Budgets and Increasingly Complex Operating Environments
|January 14, 2014 Luncheon|
|Rear Admiral Scott B. Jerabek |
Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command
Bridging the Gap Between Warfighters, Industry and Technologists: NWDC as a Hub For Grassroot Solutions
|December 10, 2013 Luncheon|
|CAPT Mark Guzzo |
Commander Carrier Strike Group 8 (CCSG 8) Assistant Chief of Staff for C4I
The Fleet C4I Perspective
|November 12, 2013 Luncheon|
|Ms. Monica Shephard |
Senior Executive Service, Deputy Vice Director, J7, Joint Staff
|October 8, 2013 Luncheon|
|Dr. Stephen Gordon |
Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management at Old Dominion University
|September 10, 2013 Luncheon|
|Mr. Francis A. “Skip” Hiser, III |
Deputy Director, Maritime Operations
"Readiness Kill Chain"
|August 13, 2013 Luncheon|
|Captain John W. Chandler |
Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command
Navy's Cyber Organization 2013 Update
|July 9, 2013 Luncheon|
|Rear Admiral Ann Claire Phillips |
Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two
From Bold Alligator to BALTOPS: Technology in Today's Navy.
|June 11, 2013 Luncheon|
|Ms. Katerina Oskarsson |
Economic Development & Governance/Rule of Law Desk Officer at NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre (CFC)
Prospect for a Crisis in Post-2014 Afghanistan
|No May 2013 Luncheon-Please attend JWC|
|No Chapter Luncheon |
Please attend the EAST: Joint Warfighting Conference
|April 9, 2013 Luncheon|
|RADM Terry Kraft |
Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk
Rapid Naval Innovation
|March 12, 2013 Luncheon|
|Colonel Michael “Strike” Messer |
Senior Joint Fires, Maneuvers, and Cyberspace Analyst
C2 in and of Cyberspace
|February 12, 2013 Luncheon|
|Dr. Thomas P. Russell |
Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Basic Research in the USAF
|January 8, 2013 Luncheon|
|James G. Zumwalt |
LTC (Retired) USMC
A Veteran's Journey Back to Vietnam Leads to Unexpected Treasure
|December 11, 2012 Luncheon|
|Mrs. Lisette Diehl |
Governor’s STEM and Technology Academy Coordinator, Landstown HS
|November 13, 2012 Luncheon|
|Dr Starnes Walker |
Chief Technology Officer & Technical Director, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet
The Rising Tide of Cyber Challenges: S&T/RDT&E Opportunities Ahead
|October 9, 2012 Luncheon|
|RADM Gordon Russell |
Reserve Deputy Commander, Navy Cyber Forces, Commander, Information Dominance Corps Reserve Command
|September 11, 2012 Luncheon|
|Captain Danelle Barrett |
Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic (NCTAMS LANT)
Road Ahead for Shore Navy Communications
|August 14th, 2012 Luncheon|
|Col Kenyon Gill |
Marine Forces Command, G-6/CIO
C4 in the Marine Corps
|July 10th, 2012 Luncheon|
|Mr. Rob Carey |
Deputy Chief Information Officer
|June 12th, 2012 Luncheon|
|CAPT Lourdes T. Neilan |
Director, Cyberspace Operations
Innovation in Today's Navy
|There will be no May 2012 Luncheon|
|No Luncheon - JWFC |
There will be no May 2012 AFCEA Hampton Roads Luncheon Event due to the 2012 Joint Warfighter Conference. http://www.afcea.org/events/jwc/12/intro.asp
|April 10th, 2012 Luncheon|
|CAPT David G. Wirth |
Deputy Global Network Operations Officer
Cyber is about Mission Assurance