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Captain Anthony Castello

Instructor of Engineering Mechanics

Department of Engineering Mechanics

Contact Information

(719) 333-3609




Captain Castello is an instructor of engineering mechanics. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After commissioning, his first assignment was to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, where he was a deputy flight chief in charge of Defense Intelligence Space Order of Battle, Orbital Mechanic Launch Estimates, and Foreign Space Craft intelligence. Following that, Capt Castello served in the Human Performance Wing as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, implementing Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) into next generation Guided Bomb Units (GBU), Research Satellites, and Multi Control of RPAs. Follow on assignments include AFIT for a graduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering.


Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (2018)

Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio (2016)

Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Colorado (2012)

Professional Experience

Oct 2012 – Apr 2012, Officer in Charge, Wright Patterson AFB Honor Guard, WPAFB, OH

Apr 2012- Jul 2015, Deputy Flight Chief, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, WPAFB, OH

Jul 2015 – Aug 2016, Deputy Program Manager, 711th Human Performance Wing, WPAFB, OH

Aug 2016 – Mar 2018, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH

Mar 2018 – Present, Instructor of Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO

Honors & Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

CGOQ x3 (Squadron and Group level)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Biomedical devices, prosthetics, material applications, and automotive enhancements.


Castello, Anthony & Palazotto, Anthony. (2018). Structural Analysis of the Hexakis Icosahedron Lighter Than Air Vehicle and the Air Evacuation System. 10.2514/6.2018-1994.c1.