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Michael Roberts

Michael W. Roberts

Director and Program Executive Officer, Space Rapid Capabilities Office, U.S. Space Force

Michael W. Roberts, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director and Program Executive Officer for The Space Rapid Capabilities Office, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. As the SpRCO’s senior acquisition officer, Mr. Roberts is responsible for and oversees Space-based research, development and acquisition activities totaling an annual budget in excess of $5 billion for classified space acquisition programs. In this position, Mr. Roberts serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for the development and fielding of classified critical space capabilities. In his PEO capacity, he is responsible for the development and delivery of multi-billion dollar Acquisition Category-1 equivalent programs that provide operationally dominate Space Capabilities that strategically enhance the Nation’s warfighting capabilities and dominance in the Space domain.

Mr. Roberts was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2017. In his previous position as the Director for Development and Integration, PEO Integrated Warfare Systems, he integrated system requirements and resources for combat systems, associated elements and facilitated the execution of effective systems engineering processes for development, integration and developmental test of Navy Surface Combat System capabilities.

Mr. Roberts’s career spans 24 years in support of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force as both a veteran and acquisition professional. The past 15 years, his career focus has been on acquisition, combat and weapon system engineering, design, testing, fielding and sustainment. He has held various senior Program Manager positions within the Acquisition community.

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