U.S. Military: the role of Program Executive Officer (PEO) in the process of ‘defense acquisition’

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What is a PEO?

The Program Executive Officer (PEO) is the individual responsible for all aspects of a specific program (ie: Joint Strike Fighter), or a portfolio of similar acquisition programs in the Department of Defense.

Here is a list of PEO’s to investigate, as you navigate the complex world of defense innovation:

U.S. Army

The Army PEOs work closely with the directors of Cross-functional teams of the Army’s Futures command.

  • Ammunition: Joint PEO Armaments and Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal
  • Aviation: PEO AVN Redstone Arsenal
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense: JPEO-CBRND Aberdeen Proving Ground MD
  • Combat Support & Combat Service Support: PEO CS & CSS Detroit Arsenal (Warren, Michigan)
  • Command Control and Communications (Tactical): PEO C3T Aberdeen Proving Ground MD
  • Enterprise Information Systems: PEO EIS Fort Belvoir
  • Ground Combat Systems: PEO GCS Detroit Arsenal (Warren, Michigan)
  • Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors: PEO IEW&S Aberdeen Proving Ground MD
  • Missiles and Space: PEO Missiles & Space Redstone Arsenal
  • Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) The Pentagon
  • Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation: PEO STRI Orlando, FL
  • PEO Soldier, Fort Belvoir
  • Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives: PEO ACWA Aberdeen Proving Ground MD


U.S. Navy

  • Joint Strike Fighter
  • Air ASW, Assault, and Special Mission Programs
  • Aircraft carriers
  • C4I
  • Space
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Integrated Warfare
  • Unmanned and Small Combatants (formerly Littoral and Mine Warfare)
  • Ships
  • Space Systems
  • Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation
  • Submarines
  • Tactical Air Programs
  • Land Systems (USMC)


U.S. Air Force

  • Aircraft Aeronautical Systems Center
  • Agile Combat Systems (ACS)77th Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance / Special Operation Forces (ISR/SOF)
  • Fighter / Bombers (FB)312th Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • Mobility 516th Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • KC-46A
  • Command, Control, Communication, Infrastructure & Networks (C3I&N) Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • Enterprise Logistics Systems
  • Command and Control / Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C2ISR)
  • Cyber NetCentric
  • Digital Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Nuclear Command and Control (NCC)
  • Strategic Systems
  • Weapons
  • Services* Rapid Capability
  • Joint Strike Fighter(JSF)


U.S. Space Force

  • Assured Access to Space: Brig Gen Stephen G. Purdy
  • Battle Management Command, Control, and Communications: Brig Gen Timothy Sejba
  • Space Domain Awareness & Combat Power: Brig Gen Timothy Sejba
  • Communications & Positioning, Navigation, and Timing: Cordell A. Delapena Jr.
  • Space Sensing: Col Brian A. Denaro


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