Guest Speaker



CAPTAIN Joseph L. Cubba

Commanding Officer,  EUCOM Joint Intelligence Operations Center Europe Analytical Center (JAC) 0592, Selfridge ANGB Detroit Michigan 

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. 


CAPT Cubba 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. 


CAPT Cubba 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 operations. 


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.


His personal 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 Vienna, Virginia.