Commander Brian Kostecki assumed the duties of the ALC Executive Officer on 15 July 2019. A career rotary-wing aviator with broad operational and Aeronautical Engineering Officer experience, Commander Kostecki reports to the ALC after serving as the EO of Coast Guard Air Station Miami, where he led 195 active duty and civilian personnel responsible for maintaining and crewing 5 MH-65D helicopters and 5 HC-144 airplanes at Air Station Miami and a forward operating base in Borinquen, Puerto Rico.
Commander Kostecki graduated from high school in 1989 and shortly thereafter was selected for the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Flight Training Program. He attended Basic Training, Warrant Officer Candidate School, and U.S. Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing Flight Training from January 1991 to January 1992. He flew OH-58D helicopters with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea. Commander Kostecki is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics.
In May 1999, Commander Kostecki was selected as a USCG Direct Commission Aviator. His first Coast Guard assignment was Air Station Houston, TX, flying the HH-65A. During this tour, he was selected for the Aeronautical Engineering program. In 2004, Commander Kostecki transferred to Air Station San Francisco, CA, to serve as the Assistant Aviation Engineering Officer. In 2008, he was assigned to Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay, CA as the Aviation Engineering Officer. After this assignment, he attended postgraduate school at the Colorado School of Mines, earning his Master of Science in Engineering Technology Management. Commander Kostecki then received orders to the Aviation Logistics Center in 2013, where he served as the Projects Officer in the Short Range Recovery Product Line and later, as the Chief, Business Operations Division. As BOD Chief, Commander Kostecki drove ALC business decisions through strategic alliances, process planning, and analysis with a focus toward continuous improvement. During his tenure as BOD Chief, ALC gained two additional international certifications – OHSAS 18001 certification recognizing its outstanding Safety Management System and AS9110 for ALC’s Quality Management System. The AS9110 QMS adds an additional 70 aviation overhaul requirements to the general ISO9001 business system.
Commander Kostecki is a certified Level II, Department of Homeland Security Program Manager. His personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and three Army Achievement Medals.