Col. Russo is a command pilot with over 3,000 hours in the C-17A and T-1A. She most recently served as a strategist on the Joint Staff J7 and as a liaison to DARPA's Adaptive Capabilities Office. Previous to that position, she commanded the 691st Cyber Operations Squadron and served in staff positions at USTRANSCOM and Air Mobility Command. Col. Russo graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College in June 2021.