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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