Mission Area Executive, Special Operations
Louis Colangelo is mission area executive for Special Operations at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). He is responsible for strategic planning, execution, and performance of programs addressing the challenges of special operations and the national Intelligence Community. Previously, Mr. Colangelo was the deputy mission area executive for Precision Strike, responsible for assisting with strategic planning, execution, and performance of tactical strike programs addressing threat detection and targeting as well as kinetic and non-kinetic engagement. Over his career, he has focused on critical challenges of electronic warfare across the forces, the Department of Defense (DoD), and other government agencies. In the airborne electronic warfare community, he is accomplished at leading widely recognized technical teams supporting DoD systems. Mr. Colangelo has served on the Defense Science Board Electromagnetic Dominance Summer Study and participated in multiple Office of the Secretary of Defense war games. He is a recipient of APL’s Alvin R. Eaton Award, the U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Team Award, and the National Defense Industrial Association RADM Robert H. Gormley Combat Survivability Award for Leadership. Mr. Colangelo has a B.S. in computer engineering from Lehigh University and a master’s in electrical engineering from Manhattan College.