Christopher Costa ‘80
Norwich University, B.A. 1984
American Military University, Master of Strategic Intelligence, 2002
Colonel Costa has served our country with an illustrious career in the Intelligence Community His assignments have included:
Chief, Human Intelligence, US Central Command (Afghanistan and Iraq)
Adjunct Instructor on Terrorism and Public Security (Albany, NY)
Intelligence and Security Command (Bosnia)
Counterintelligence Operations Officer (Belgium)
10th Special Forces Airborne (Turkey, Iraq)
MI Battalion Low Intensity (Honduras, Panama)
2 Bronze Stars Medals for service in Afghanistan.
5 Defense Meritorious Service Medals
4 Meritorious Service Medals
2 Joint Service Commendation Medals
Advice to Students
Seek a healthy balance in life. Grow spiritually; maintain physical and mental fitness; be tolerant, fair and take care of people. Persevere; Stay in the ‘arena’ and keep your eye on your dreams. Though life has many turns and twists, a clear vision will help guide you toward your dreams.
You must stay the course.
Love of country and our American ideal is as important today
as it has been throughout our nation’s history.
Inducted November 22, 2005