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Captain Eugene Costello
Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command
 
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.

 

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