Col Marc DiPaolo

Director, Innovation Mainstreaming Office

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Col DiPaolo is assigned to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency as Director of the Innovation Mainstreaming Office. In that role, he drives new geospatial and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance innovation into operations. His previous position was at the Defense Intelligence Agency as Director, Americas Regional Center Joint Reserve Intelligence Support Element and as Air Attaché to Colombia.

Colonel DiPaolo graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1988. After graduation from Undergraduate Pilot Training he was assigned as a T-37B instructor pilot at Reese Air Force Base, Texas. In 1992 he joined the Combat Search and Rescue mission as an HH-60G Pavehawk pilot at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. After leaving active duty in 1998, he was assigned to the Office of the Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and, in 2001, as Chief of Plans at the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. During that assignment, he participated in Combat Search and Rescue and special operations in Iraq and in Afghanistan. He also supported rescue operations in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his civilian capacity, he is Country Director for Afghanistan on the Office of the Secretary of Defense policy staff in Washington, D.C.