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Mr. David Breede

Mr. David Breede

Program Executive Officer, PEO C4, U.S. Special Operations Command

Since March 2023, Mr. David Breede has served as the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) in the Center for Special Operations Forces’ Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (SOF AT&L) at U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. In this capacity, he is
responsible for providing rapid and focused development, acquisition, fielding, new equipment training, and sustainment of SOF C4, Military Information Support Operations, and Civil Affairs systems.

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. Prior to being appointed PEO for C4, he served as the PEO for Special Reconnaissance overseeing the development, acquisition, and fielding of state-of-the-art sensors and associated C2, emplacement, recovery, and specialized communication systems across all domains.

Mr. Breede is a career acquisition and engineering professional and a graduate of the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

2019 Master of Science in Nat’l Resource Strategy, National Defense Univ, Eisenhower School
2014 Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University
2007 Masters Certificate, Advanced Project Management, Villanova University
2003 Master of Engineering Management, Southern Methodist University
1996 Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Tech

2023 – Present U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), PEO C4, MacDill AFB, FL
2016 - 2023 U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), PEO SR, MacDill AFB, FL
2014 - 2016 USSOCOM, Deputy PEO Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Exploitation (SRSE), MacDill AFB, FL
2011 - 2014 USSOCOM, Director, PEO FW Integrated Strike Programs, MacDill AFB, FL
2008 - 2011 USSOCOM, Program Manager, Global Observer Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, MacDill AFB, FL
2006 - 2008 Jacobs Technology, Principal Acquisition Specialist, Unmanned Aircraft Systems USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, FL
2003 - 2006 USMC Direct Reporting Program Manager – Advanced Amphibious Assault, Test and Systems Engineer, Woodbridge, VA
1996 - 2003 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Project Manager and Engineer, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Dahlgren, VA

Team Excellence – US Navy Theater Surface Combatants & Missile Defense Agency
Technical Excellence & Special Service Awards – NSWC Weapons Systems Department
Acquisition Innovator & Enabler – USSOCOM Research, Development & Acquisition Center
Civilian Meritorious Service Medal – USSOCOM Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Center

Defense Acquisition Corps
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)


  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” 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.