Brussels, 19 November 2015
ATA – Atlantic Treaty Association

Role of Military in Cooperative Security


Major General Joseph GUASTELLA
Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence, SHAPE

Maj. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium. He is responsible for supervising and directing the SHAPE Comprehensive Crisis Operations Management Center. General Guastella’s last assignment was Deputy Director for Requirements, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, DC. General Guastella entered the Air Force in 1987 as a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. He has flown the F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 Thunderbolt II, served multiple combat tours, and instructed at the US Air Force Fighter Weapons School. He commanded the 555th Fighter Squadron,
‘Triple Nickel’, Aviano Air Base, Italy, the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base and the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.