CAPT Cubba, a former Civil Air Patrol Cadet, Carl A. Spaatz Award Recipient number 563, began
his military career in 1981 when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving in a
variety of operational assignments in Air Force Space Command before being
honorably discharged after 10 years of active service.
received his commission as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer in 1994. As a junior officer, he served in a variety
of assignments including Human Intelligence Collector, a Korea Geopolitical
Analyst, and Human Intelligence Collection Operations in support to Naval
Special Warfare (NSW) Trident.
CAPT Cubba was
mobilized in 2007 to JTF Guantanamo Bay Cuba, where he served as the Military Officer-in-Charge
(OIC) of the Interrogation Control Element (ICE) responsible for supervising 84
military and civilian personnel directly responsible for coordination and the
conduct of interrogations of detained enemy combatants. During the later stages of his deployment, he
was detailed to the DoD Office of General Council to review, release, and
declassify intelligence summaries in support of the Detainee Habeas Corpus
hearings in US District Court.
commanded a unit of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at Ft. Dix NJ, supporting
Joint Intelligence Task Force – Combating Terrorism (JITF-CT) Terrorist
Watchlisting Branch and a Defense Intelligence Agency unit at Bolling AFB MD,
providing all-source intelligence analysis to the Asia Pacific Regional Center.
After both command tours, he remained at DIA a qualified Naval Attaché
supporting several Defense Attaché Offices worldwide before being selected for
his first O-6 level command. He
currently commands a joint unit reporting
to the Joint Intelligence Operations Center Europe (JIOCEUR) in Molesworth UK, providing
all-source intelligence analysis supporting the European Command area of
A graduate of
the Naval War College at Newport RI, he earned an MBA from the University of
Denver and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Management from Park
University in Parkville MO.
decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf
Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak
Leaf Cluster, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak
Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal,
Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Gold Star,
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Navy) with "M” and "Silver Hourglass,” Navy
Rifle Expert Marksmanship Medal, and Navy Pistol Expert Marksmanship Medal.
CAPT Cubba is
married to the former Katherine Ann McCallister. He has four children; Anthony, Olivia,
Daniel, and Peter. They reside in