Lieutenant Colonel John Agnello is a United States Army Cyber officer currently stationed at United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), in Fort Meade, MD, as Chief of the Analytic Capabilities Branch, in the Applied Research and Development Division. He is responsible for all development, testing, and assessing of analytic capabilities in USCYBERCOM; and provides subject matter expertise in the arena of machine learning and artificial intelligence within the Command.
Prior to his current assignment LTC Agnello was a Joint Cyber Operations Team Leader at USCYBERCOM, where he provided cyber operations support to Geographic Combatant Commanders. Before coming to Maryland, LTC Agnello was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany as the Research & Development subject matter expert for the Defense Science and Technology Center – Europe, where he reviewed international technologies on behalf of the US DoD; followed by the Deputy Director of the Ground Intelligence Support Activity – East; where he was responsible for managing nine different networks at over 45 various locations throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and established the first Intelligence Support Cell for Defensive Cyberspace Operations in US Army Europe (USAREUR).
John is a combat veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, and his various military decorations include the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Action Badge, and Basic Parachutist Badge. His military training include the Joint Network Attack Course, Joint Computer Network Operational Planners Course, the Information Systems Management Course, and many more.
John holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Hofstra University, additionally he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Qualified Ethical Hacker (QEH), Security+ and Network+ certified.