Cordell DeLaPena

Mr. Cordell DeLaPena is the Program Executive Officer for Military Communications and Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. As the PEO, he manages and oversees development, production, delivery, and maintenance of critical and innovative Communications and PNT systems worth more than $22.3 billion. He is responsible for multiservice, multinational systems, as well as the training and equipping of more than 1,800 military and civilian personnel.

Mr. DeLaPena entered the Air Force in 1985 after receiving his commission through Officer Training School. From 1985 to 2014, he has served in a variety of acquisition and leadership positions within the Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office. In 2014, he retired from active duty in the rank of colonel and entered civil service as a member of the Senior Executive Service. As the Director of the Program Management and Integration Directorate, he advised the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space on weapon system management, acquisition, integration and analysis.

Mr. DeLaPena is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College’s Executive Program Manager Course. He is a designated member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce and is certified Level III in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering.

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