Air & Missile Defense



Air and Missile Defense is one of the Army’s top modernization priorities and is critical to winning in a fight against a ”Great Power” adversary. The AMD force must retain the ability to defeat the full range of air and missile threats. The Army will achieve its objectives through its AMD modernization strategy – to rapidly integrate and synchronize the requirements development process, acquisition process and resources to deliver AMD capabilities to the warfighter faster.

AMD CFT was established October 2018 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as one of the six Army Modernization Efforts.


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Patrick Costello

Director, Air and Missile Defense Cross-Functional Team, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Col. Patrick Costello was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and commissioned as an air defense artillery officer upon graduation from Providence College in 1997. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division before joining the Army Test and Evaluation Command and later the HQDA G-3/5/7 and G3.

Costello went on to hold leadership roles with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, and 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, deploying in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve. He later served as theater missile defense chief for United States Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command; commander of the 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Japan; deputy director of Fires for HQDA G-3/5/7; and executive officer to the Secretary of the Army.

Costello holds master’s degrees in military studies and strategic studies from the Marine Corps University and Army War College, respectively. He is married with three children.