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COLONEL PATRICK COSTELLO
Commander, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade

COL Patrick Costello

Colonel Patrick Costello was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Officer upon graduation from Providence College in 1997 where earned his bachelor’s degree. He holds master’s degrees in Military Studies from the Marine Corps University and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Before arriving in Japan, Colonel Costello most recently served as the Theater Missile Defense Chief for U.S. Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command.

Colonel Costello’s first assignment was with 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. After completion of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) where he served as assistant S-3. Later he commanded Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion 44th ADA during Operation Iraqi Freedom in support of the 3rd Brigade Rakkasans.

Upon completion of command, he was assigned as SHORAD systems evaluator, Army Test and Evaluation Command, and later as aide-de-camp to the Commanding General, Army Test and Evaluation Command, Alexandria, Virginia. Following these duties, he was assigned to the Army Staff where he served as a Strategic Planner in the HQDA G-3/5/7 Army Initiatives Group, and later as assistant executive officer to the Army G-3, and executive officer to the Army Deputy G-3.

Colonel Costello returned to Fort Bragg in 2009 and served as both Battalion Executive Officer of 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Brigade S-3, and Deputy Commanding Officer of the 108th ADA Brigade, with both units deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. From May of 2013 until June of 2015, he commanded of 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, and deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.

Colonel Costello’s military education and training includes the Air Defense Artillery Officers’ Basic Course, Infantry Officers’ Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Army War College Advanced Strategic Art Program, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and the United States Army Advanced Airborne School Jumpmaster Course.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 6 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Joint Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, along with the Senior Parachutist, Air Assault, Combat Action, Army Staff Identification, and German and Canadian parachutist badges.

パトリック・コステロ大佐
第38防空砲兵旅団 旅団長

パトリック・コステロ大佐は、バージニア州シャーロッツビルに生まれ、1997年にプロビデンス・カレッジで学士号を取得し、卒業後に防空砲兵将校として任官しました。海兵隊大学で軍事研究修士号、米陸軍戦略大学で戦略研究修士号を取得しました。直近の補職としては、在韓米軍及び米韓連合軍司令部にて戦域ミサイル防衛課長として勤務しました。

コステロ大佐は、ノースカロライナ州フォートブラッグの第82空挺師団第4防空砲兵連隊第3空挺大隊でキャリアをスタートさせました。歩兵将校上級課程を修了後、第101空挺師団(空中攻撃)第44防空砲兵連隊第2大隊で第3科長補佐を務めました。また、イラクの自由作戦では同大隊C中隊長として第101空挺師団第3旅団「ラッカサンズ」を支援しました。

バージニア州アレクサンドリアの米陸軍試験評価コマンドにて、短距離防空システム評価官、後に同コマンド司令官の副官として勤務しました。その後、陸軍省参謀本部の第3、5、7部の陸軍構想部において戦略計画官、後に第3部長補佐官付担当官、第3部副部長補佐官を務めました。

2009年にフォートブラッグへ戻り、第4防空砲兵連隊第3空挺大隊の副大隊長、旅団第3科長、不朽の自由作戦への派兵期間及びフォートブラッグで第108防空砲兵旅団の副旅団長を経験しています。2013年5月から2015年6月まで、第4防空砲兵連隊第3空挺大隊長を務め、不朽の自由作戦および生来の決意作戦の支援のため派兵されました。

軍事教育及び訓練としては、防空砲兵将校初級課程、歩兵将校上級課程、諸職種協同幕僚学校、海兵隊指揮幕僚大学、陸軍戦略大学の上級戦略史学プログラム、空挺学校、ヘリボン学校、米陸軍空挺上級学校の降下長課程を修了しています。

コステロ大佐はこれまでに、国防精励章、青銅星章(2回)、統合功績勲章、功績勲章(7回)、陸軍功労章(2回)、統合功労章、陸軍任務遂行章(2回)、中級空挺記章、空中攻撃記章、戦闘行動記章、陸軍参謀記章、ドイツ・カナダ空挺記章を受章しています。