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Rear Admiral Curt Copley, USN

Rear Admiral Curt Copley assumed command of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and became Director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) in June 2021.

His previous Flag Officer assignments include deputy director of operations, National Security Agency; director of intelligence, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan; director of intelligence, U.S. Strategic Command; and deputy chief of special collection operations, National Security Agency.

Rear Adm. Copley’s command tours include U.S. Central Command’s Joint Intelligence Center (JICCENT) as well as the Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center (KIWC), Office of Naval Intelligence.

His operational tours include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA- 151), embarked on USS Midway (CV 41) in Japan; assistant intelligence officer, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); augmented Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) in Gaeta, Italy, just prior to Operation Allied Force; and deployed six times to Iraq and Afghanistan as director of intelligence for Joint Special Operations Task Forces.

Shore assignments included Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Pacific staff, Lemoore, Calif.; Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility (FOSIF), Spain; Joint Analysis Center (JAC), United Kingdom; U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), Germany; Center of Naval Intelligence, Va.; Navy Staff as N2/N6 Integration Branch head, Pentagon; and director of intelligence for Naval Special Warfare Group, Va. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and with highest distinction from the College of Naval Command and Staff (CNCS) in Newport, R.I., where he was selected as an associate fellow to the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group XX. He returned to the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group XXXIII in 2013 as a fellow and developed operational concepts for maritime operations in 2020.

Capt Culotta

Captain Charles C. Culotta III, USCG

Captain Culotta currently serves as the Deputy Director of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO). In 2016, NMIO was formally designated as the National Intelligence Manager for Maritime by the Director of National Intelligence. Within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, NMIO works to advance maritime intelligence integration, information sharing, and national-level Maritime Domain Awareness.

CAPT Culotta’s prior operational assignments include serving as a Deck Watch Officer and Maritime Law Enforcement Boarding Officer on USCGC DECISIVE (WMEC 629), Marine Inspector and Investigating Officer at Marine Safety Office New Orleans, and Chief, Vessel Boardings and Security at Sector San Francisco where he planned and executed anti-terrorism operations including armed Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security boardings and Positive Control Measures on High Interest Vessels.

Following graduate school, Captain Culotta served in multiple staff assignments. Captain Culotta most recently served at the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center in Washington, DC where he was responsible for managing the Officer Evaluation System for the officer corps.

Captain Culotta is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree with honors in Marine and Environmental Science. His personal awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.