PEO Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)
The Program Executive Office for C4 (PEO-C4) manages the development, acquisition, fielding, new equipment training, and sustainment of C4 and MISO systems. The portfolio includes two primary capability areas—Enterprise Networks & MISO Systems and Tactical Communications. PEO-C4 will continue to integrate new or emerging technologies as part of its systems’ life-cycle refresh, and in parallel, will leverage other government agencies and offices to transform SOF C4 and MISO capabilities. The focus is to enable a culture of connectivity, providing access to required resources from anywhere on the globe, and ensuring interoperability with all military, interagency, and international partners.
PEO Fixed Wing
Program Executive Office for Fixed Wing (PEO-FW) delivers Special Operations (SO)-peculiar manned and unmanned fixed wing airpower capabilities to effectively enable Special
Operations Forces (SOF). PEO-FW partners with the Warfighter and various development and support organizations to synchronize acquisition activities to field an array of advanced
technology sensors, defensive countermeasures, advanced avionics, and mission training systems. This partnership ensures SOF fixed wing aircraft can accomplish its missions in
expected threat environments and address supportability challenges of an aging legacy fleet. USSOCOM's manned and unmanned fixed wing aircraft provide the backbone for SOF airborne
mobility, aerial refueling support, airborne precision engagement, and aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. They provide critical infiltration,
exfiltration, and resupply capabilities for SOF in and out of hostile territory through weapon systems such as the MC-130H Combat Talon II, the MC-130J Commando II, and CV-22 Osprey
aircraft. The AC-130J Ghostrider, AC-130W Stinger, and the AC-130U Spooky provide critical precision engagement and close-air support using both service common weapons and SO-peculiar
Stand-off Precision Guided Munitions to engage a variety of high value targets. Various manned and unmanned systems deliver real-time worldwide aerial ISR of the battlefield for the
individual Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and Task Force Commander through systems such as the U-28A aircraft, JAVAMAN, MC-12 Liberty, Mid-Endurance UAS, and MQ-9. The low-density,
high-demand nature of the SOF fixed wing fleet is a key driver in the acquisition approaches used to continue to improve and sustain the force. The high operational tempo of these
aircraft requires innovative means to incorporate capability and sustainment improvements while ensuring adequate aircraft availability.
The Program Executive Office for Maritime (PEO-M) is dedicated to providing Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warfighters with operationally effective and sustainable surface and
subsurface maritime mobility platforms and equipment. PEO-M manages over $1 billion of Major Force Program-11 (MFP-11) dollars over the Future Years Defense Plan. PEO-M's MFP-11
management responsibility includes a wide latitude of control and decision-making authority for all budget activities with program offices located in Tampa, FL, and Washington, DC.
PEO-M's portfolio includes 15 surface and subsurface acquisition programs and subprograms, with its primary customer being the Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM).
PEO Rotary Wing
Program Executive Office-Rotary Wing (RW) is responsible for providing the Army Special Operations Aviation Command and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airbourne) (160th SOAR(A)) with the most advanced rotary wing aircraft, mission equipment, and trainingsystems available.
In order to accomplish this critical mission, PEO-RW continues to focus on readiness, lethality, and life-cycle-logistics to ensure Special Operations Forces (SOF) rotary wing maintains a comparative advantage against all potential threats. This focus supports a three-part acquisition strategy of recapitalization, modernization, and the future of SOF vertical lift.
Along with the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO), Product Manager Mission Enhanced Little Bird (MELB), Product Director Silent Knight Radar (SKR), and Product Manager SOF Training Systems (STS), PEO RW resources strategies that support integration of SO-peculiar mission equipment packages onto proven U.S. Army helicopter platforms. The result is the world’s premier rotary wing aircraft fleet, consisting of the light
assault/attack A/MH-6 Little Bird, medium assault MH-60M Blackhawk, and heavy assault MH-47G Chinook.
Recently, the SOF rotary wing team successfully executed nearly $1 billion in active appropriations to continue a broad set of programs to develop, deliver, and sustain this SOF helicopter fleet. In the future, the SOF rotary wing team will continue to focus on continued collaboration with the Army; and remember why they come to work every day -- to ensure the operators of the 160th SOAR(A) receive overmatch capabilities and robust support to remain the premier aviation unit in the world. Night Stalkers Don’t Quit!
PEO SOF Support Activity
The Program Executive Office for Special Operations Forces Support Activity (PEO-SOFSA) is based out of Bluegrass Station in Lexington, Kentucky.PEO-SOFSA is responsible for
executing USSOCOM's largest service contract vehicle, which provides a wide range of tailored contractor logistics support services to the Command's Special Operations Forces
(SOF) Service Components and Warfighters worldwide. The PEO-SOFSA mission is to support the SOF community through the execution of contracting, financial management, and operations
oversight to ensure dedicated, responsive, and cost-effective contractor logistics support services. To meet this mission, PEO-SOFSA partners with both the Warfighter and the
SOFSA prime contractor to ensure best value logistics services and products are being provided to meet the mission-critical, time-sensitive needs of the SOF community.
PEO SOF Digital Applications
The Program Executive Office for Special Operations Forces Digital Applications (PEO SDA) was officially activated on 1 June 2020. This PEO was created to provide USSOCOM a “one-stop-shop” for SOF software intensive digital applications.
This PEO will provide acquisition expertise in support of the Command’s significant investment in the Chief Data Officer, the Chief Information Officer and the Digital Engineering Lab. This office will help USSOCOM meet the Commander’s priorities by aligning software/digital investments with the National Security Strategy and the Command Planning Guidance to support Counter Terrorism/Counter Violent Extremist Organization threats as well as Great Power Competition requirements.
Mission: Rapidly consolidate, integrate, acquire, and/or divest of SOF unique software solutions through the use of the Agile Acquisition Framework’s Software Acquisition Pathway (DoDI 5000.2/DoDI 5000.82) and by utilizing commercial “best practices” while providing “cradle-to-grave” management for the duration of required capabilities.
PEO SDA is headquartered in Tampa, FL with satellite program offices in various CONUS locations.
The Program Executive Office for Services is responsible for administering and reporting the world-wide acquisition and delivery of all mission support services for Special Operations Forces.
PEO Special Reconnaissance
The Program Executive Office for Special Reconnaissance (PEO-SR) is responsible for the acquisition, fielding, and sustainment of intelligence
systems for Special Operations Forces (SOF). The systems contribute directly to USSOCOM priorities to deter, disrupt, and defeat terrorist threats and sustain and modernize the force
in persistent intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance. The current and projected threats to our national security continue to evolve in response to the increased technological
sophistication and effectiveness of our fielded capabilities. PEO-SR acquisition strategies have evolved as well—relying primarily on innovative contracting approaches, robust
systems engineering processes, evolutionary technology insertions, and a prudent balance of cost, schedule, and performance requirements.
PEO-SR's broadly scoped system acquisition responsibilities include technical collection, intelligence support, and identity operations, supported by a uniquely organic and focused
research and development program. Responsiveness, with technical depth and program management excellence, is accomplished through product line expert matrix support of SR program
In addition, PEO-SR provides expertise in the following disciplines:
• Agile Acquisition
- Rapid Fielding & In-Theater Support
- Quick Reaction Capability
- Rapid Prototyping
• Extensive Network of Partners to Assist & Advise
- Intelligence Community
- Service Labs / PEOs
- Department of Energy
PEO SOF Warrior
The Program Executive Office, Special Operations Forces Warrior (PEO-SW) is a diverse organization which provides rapid and focused acquisition of Special Operations (SO)-Peculiar
capabilities to USSOCOM operators conducting decisive ground Special Operations Forces (SOF) activities and global operations against terrorist networks. PEO SOF Warrior is comprised of 10 Joint Program Management Offices and over 200 military, civilian, and contractor personnel. By cultivating an aggressive, risk-taking culture amongst acquisition, financial, and contracting personnel, they dutifully and dependably executed $1.8 billion dollars to develop, acquire and field critical warfighting capabilities in support of USSOCOM's five Component Commands. PEO-SW is a critical enabler
to SOF AT&L's no fail mission to provide effective, wide-ranging, time-sensitive capabilities to widely dispersed and often isolated SOF in several unique commodity areas. PEO-SW
manages a portfolio that includes 130 programs and projects, using an investment budget of over $1 billion of Major Force Program-11 (MPF-11) funds over the Future Years Defense Plan.
The portfolio is diversified and includes six primary warfighting focus areas:
- Ground Mobility
- Operator Target Acquisition & Visual Augmentation Systems
- Operator Weapon Systems & Accessories
- Operator Ammunition/Demolition
- Operator Equipment, Protection, and Survival
- Operator First Aid Kits, Medic Kits, and Casualty Evacuation
To preserve critical MPF-11 funding and accelerate acquisition cycle times,PEO-SW participates in joint, collaborative warfighting equipping boards.Through participation in these
inter-service boards, PEO-SW has found creative solutions through leveraging the research and development efforts of the Services and other government organizations. In addition,
PEO-SW works in conjunction with Component Commands to ensure Service-provided logistics support is utilized to the maximum extent possible.
PEO-C4 Mission: Manage the development, acquisition, fielding, new equipment training, and sustainment Of Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4) and Military Information Support Operations (MISO) systems.
PEO-FW Mission: To deliver Special Operations peculiar manned and unmanned fixed wing airpower capabilities to effectively enable Special Operations Forces.
PEO-M Mission: Provide rapid and focused acquisition of SOF-unique maritime mobility capabilities to USSOCOM operators conducting decisive SOF activities and global operations.
PEO-RW Mission: Responsible for providing the Army Special Operations Aviation Command and Special Operations Aviation Regiment with the most advanced rotary wing aircraft, mission equipment, and training systems available.
PEO-SDA Mission: Rapidly consolidate, integrate, acquire, and divest of SOF unique software through the use of agile software development and deployment practices to enhance the full spectrum of SOF operations.
PEO-Services Mission: Utilize Innovative and Strategic Processes to Ensure Rapid, Focused, and Cost-Effective Acquisition of Services to Support Special Operations.
PEO-SOFSA Mission: Provide the SOF community dedicated, rapid, sophisticated, broad, and cost-effective product modifications and global logistics support services.
PEO-SR Mission: Be the recognized and trusted experts for the acquisition of state of the art technical collection and exploitation capabilities
for advanced surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence systems for the Special Operations Warfighter.
PEO-SW Mission: The PEO-SOF Warrior Team accepts and manages risk, takes personal initiative and executes with a sense of urgency and purpose in support of our SOF operators every day.