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Mr. David Breede

Mr. David Breede

Program Executive Officer for Tactical Information Systems, PEO (TIS), SOF AT&L, U.S. Special Operations Command

Mr. David M. Breede is the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Tactical Information Systems (TIS) at the HQ US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill AFB, FL. He is responsible for synchronizing the development, testing, acquisition, and fielding of SOF- Peculiar systems for technical collection, intelligence support, tactical communications, and sensitive site exploitation. Mr. Breede directs a cross functional team of professionals to execute a portfolio of military information systems acquisition and rapid capability insertion research and development programs.

Mr. Breede, a native of Stafford, Virginia, joined the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) at Dahlgren, VA as a Mechanical Engineer, Standard Missile Test and Instrumentation after graduating from Virginia Tech where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science & Mechanics. After 10 years at NSWC, he moved on to the Test & Evaluation Directorate of the US Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Program. For three years he served as a systems engineer supporting all phases of developmental and operational testing. At USSOCOM, he has served as an acquisition program manager for a Joint Capability Technology Demonstration and as the Director for the Integrated Strike Programs for PEO Fixed Wing. As director he was responsible for the execution of the AC-130J next-generation gunship Program; AC-130W evolutionary acquisition program; and Precision Guided Munition commodity procurement program. He then served as the PEO for Special Reconnaissance for more than seven years before being named PEO-TIS in June of 2023.

Mr. Breede is a career acquisition and engineering professional and a graduate of the National Defense University’s (NDU) Eisenhower School and Defense Acquisition University’s Program Manager’s Course. Mr. Breede has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University, and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from NDU.

His awards and decorations include several excellence and special service awards and the Civilian Meritorious Service Medal. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

Established in 1991, the Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SOF AT&L) Center is responsible for all USSOCOM research, development, acquisition, procurement, and logistics.

David M. Breede
Program Executive Officer
Tactical Information Systems

As of 3/5/2024
As a part of USSOCOM SOF-AT&L, it is the mission of the PEO for Tactical Information Systems to lead the rapid and focused acquisition of state-of-the-art sensors and associated C2, emplacement, recovery, and tactical communication systems across all domains to enable total situational awareness for the SOF Warfighter.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.