Captain Dale spent his adolescence in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He earned his Surface Warfare Officer designation in August 1996. He subsequently earned selection for lateral transfer in 1997 gaining Naval Flight Officer wings in October 1998 at the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) in Norfolk, VA with orders to fly the E-2C in Pt Mugu, California.
Steve Cusumano serves as the Deputy Commander for Naval Support Activity Monterey. He previously served with Commander, Navy Region Europe Africa and Southwest Asia as the Region Deputy Operations Director in Naples, Italy where he oversaw eight Region Program Directors in direct support of eight USN installations in six countries on three continents supporting three combatant commanders.