DomPrep's John Morton met with Major General Micheal C. Kostelnik, USAF (Ret.), assistant commissioner for Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine, CBP’s newly integrated Air and Marine organization.
DomPrep has divided the 42 minute interview into eight segments.
Air/Marine Integration - The Structure for Administrative and Tactical Control
Duration: 10 Minutes 13 Seconds
The Air Component - Inventory and New Acquisitions/Requirements
Duration: 5 Minutes 37 Seconds
CBP’s Layered Enforcement Strategy and Interagency Partnerships Including State and Local Law Enforcement
Duration: 7 Minutes 42 Seconds
Pilot Recruitment and Assignments
Duration: 3 Minutes 12 Seconds
The Marine Component - Vessel Types
Duration: 3 Minutes 27 Seconds
CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC)
Duration: 2 Minutes 32 Seconds
Vessel Tracking with the Coast Guard and Navy: The Examples of Operations in the Galapagos and San Diego
Duration: 4 Minutes 48 Seconds
CBP Linkages with State and Local LE; The Example of Cooperation with Florida LE in the Dry Tortugas
Duration: 4 Minutes 19 Seconds
Michael C. Kostelnik, Major General, USAF (Ret.) is the Assistant Commissioner, Office of CBP Air, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. CBP Air, the largest federal law enforcement air force in the world with over 500 pilots and 250 aircraft, supports CBP’s priority anti-terrorism, border control and interdiction missions.
General Kostelnik, a member of the Senior Executive Service, has worked for 35 years in the government. From 2002 to 2005, he served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Station and Space Shuttle at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Previously, he spent 32 years on active military duty with the U.S. Air Force as a test pilot, instructor pilot, program manager and commander. He has had a prominent career in both management and aviation, accumulating over 3,300 hours of flight time in over 40 types of aircraft. General Kostelnik has extensive management experience in requirements, development and acquisition, and testing of leading edge aerospace systems.