Col. Bryon McClain

Col. Bryon McClain

Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power
Space Systems Command

Col Bryon McClain is the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power, Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base (AFB), California. He directs a diverse portfolio of over 30 programs and $9B+ encompassing a wide range of mission areas, which include space domain awareness, space control, strategic warning and surveillance, defensive cyber operations, and innovation and prototyping. His responsibilities include approving program strategies, delivering programs to meet warfighter needs, and engaging with Headquarters United States Space Force, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and other Departments and Agencies.

Col McClain is a core acquisition officer with program office experience in command-and-control systems, satellite systems, as well as global information systems through his time at Hanscom AFB, Los Angeles AFB, and while on the Joint Staff, J-39, at the Pentagon. He has operational test experience on the RQ-4 Global Hawk and B-52 Stratofortress. He also has satellite experience as the Materiel Leader/Program Manager for rapidly acquiring military satellite communications systems. Additionally, he has satellite launch experience as the satellite program manager on the successful Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-11 mission. Previously, he served as the Director, Advanced Capabilities Group, and Senior Materiel Leader at the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico where he oversaw space-based research, development and acquisition activities for classified space acquisition programs.

Col McClain was selected to transition to the U.S. Space Force in February of 2021.

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