Executive Director of International Spy Museum;
Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council
Colonel (Ret.) Costa’s 34-year DoD career included 25 years as an intelligence officer serving with Special Operations Forces (SOF). Colonel Costa earned two Bronze stars for sensitive human intelligence work in Afghanistan. As a civilian at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he was inducted into United States Special Operation’s Commando Hall of Honor for lifetime service to US Special Operations. Most recently, he served as the Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the White House.