ASHBURN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso, vice president of strategic programs at Telos Corporation, was selected into the Air Force Command, Control, Communications and Computers Association (AFC4A) Cyberspace Operations and Support Hall of Fame, located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Maj. Gen. Capasso was nominated for the honor by retired Air Force Colonel David Kovach, himself a Hall of Fame honoree. “Game-changing generational leaders are rare, but Maj. Gen. Paul Capasso is clearly one of those rarities,” said Col. Kovach, vice president of strategic capture at Telos. “His strategic and tactical mission contributions, as wells as his career record of mentorship to those junior to him has left a lasting impression in the DNA of the Air Force’s Cyberspace force.”
“General Capasso’s work, both personally and professionally, have shown a true contribution to the Air Force and all it stands for,” said Telos CEO and Chairman John B. Wood. “I consider it a privilege to work with him at Telos, and to learn from his vast experience in the defense community.”
Maj. Gen. Capasso retired from the Air Force in September 2011 after more than 33 years of service in the military. At the time of his retirement, he was Director of Cyberspace Operations. Prior to that, he commanded Air Force units at every level – detachment, squadron, group and wing. He served three times in Air Force Major Command staff leadership roles, as well as leading major staff functions in three Air Staff assignments.
Since his retirement, Maj. Gen. Capasso has continued to make significant contributions to the Air Force and the Department of Defense in a variety of ways. He has been a key member of the AFCEA International Small Business Committee since 2015, and became the AFCEA District of Columbia Chapter’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives in 2017.
Maj. Gen. Capasso made a variety of contributions to innovation, creativity and technology in the Air Force throughout his career. These contributions include being the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of C4 (command, control, communications and cyber) and standing up all C4 systems at the USAFRICOM headquarters at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, GE during its inception. In addition, he planned and built the first command Network Operations and Security Center in the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), joining other Air Force major commands in establishing global network command and control, and setting the stage for today’s Air Force Enterprise Network. Maj. Gen. Capasso is a Harvard University National Defense Fellow and decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal, as well as nine other prestigious awards throughout his career. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a degree in behavioral science.
The Air Force Communications and Information Hall of Fame, now known as the Cyberspace Operations and Support Hall of Fame, was established by the Secretary of the Air Force Chief Information Officer / A6 in 1999 to honor those individuals who made significant contributions to the Air Force and the communications career field. Each year new members are inducted into the Hall of Fame, men and women who are recognized as “visionaries who guided the Air Force toward a technological and information-enabled future. Their dedication, vision, patriotism, and honor established a proud legacy on which we continue to build today’s information superiority.”
The induction ceremony honoring the 2018 class of AFC4A Hall of Fame inductees will be held on May 10, 2018.
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