We are honored to induct Counterintelligence Special Agent Adam Koster of Tampa, Florida into the Rush Limbaugh Military Hall of Patriots. Agent Koster has served our great nation for over 35 years and is dedicated to preserving American values and “protecting those who cannot protect themselves.”
Agent Koster has served with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and the North Carolina Army National Guard. Throughout his career, Adam has proactively sought challenging assignments which included deployments on two aircraft carriers, where he managed targeting and countering potential adversarial threats, and combat tours with the Army in Iraq as an interrogator and counterintelligence agent. As an interrogator with Army Special Forces in Iraq, a number of high-value targets were neutralized. Between active duty tours, Adam served in the NC Army National Guard where he was activated after 9/11 for airport security duty. Upon his retirement from the military, Adam was offered employment by the Defense Intelligence Agency as an operations officer and CI special agent. During his time with the DIA, Koster deployed to six South/Central American countries and played a key role in 2010 during Operation Unified Response. Agent Koster also volunteered to spend last year in a war zone for the protection of his fellow service members, ensuring the safety of U.S. forces during the withdrawal in Afghanistan. He returned home safely in March of 2021. He returned home safely in March of 2021.
Not only has Agent Koster shown incredible determination in his career, but he has also withstood many battles at home. His wife, Kimberly, battled 4 different types of cancer over his career, and Adam did not miss a single chemo treatment. He has been described as a “wonderful husband and great father”.
Adam has also been awarded a number of awards including a bronze star, a meritorious service medal, a GWOT medal, a Civilian Commendation Award and a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award. As his wife Kimberly shares, “It has never been about the awards or recognition for Adam, simply the overwhelming desire to serve this great Nation”. Thank you Agent Adam Koster for your incredible example of patriotism!