Colonel Kenneth Kuebler
Colonel Kenneth P. “Ken” Kuebler is currently serving as the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Fixed Wing Programs, HQ US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM),
MacDill AFB, FL. He is responsible for developing, producing, testing, modifying, fielding, and supporting Special Operations Forces (SOF)-unique fixed wing aircraft and
sub-systems, equating to over 100 programs and projects worth $1.7 billion in 2017. SOF aviation capabilities include AC-130 and MC-130 variants, MQ-1C, MQ-9, CV-22,
U-28, MC-12, C-145, C-146, other remotely piloted vehicles and precision guided munitions.
Colonel Kuebler received his commission from the United States Air Force Officer Training School in July 1998 as a distinguished graduate. He has held a number of Air
Force space and weapon system acquisition and operational positions, and positions on wing, Air Staff, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, and the Joint Staff
Prior to his current assignment, Col Kuebler excelled as the Director of the Air Force Portfolio Division at the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in Crystal City, Virginia. He is the Air Force’s advocate and single point-of entry into the DCMA Enterprise covering more than 48,000 contracts, 43 Air Force Acquisition Category I & II Programs valued at more than $2 trillion supporting Total Life Cycle Systems Management. Colonel Kuebler leads and coordinates the flow of information between the DCMA Enterprise and Senior Officials within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Service Acquisition Executives, Program Executive Offices, Designated Acquisition Officials, and Program Managers.
Colonel Kuebler served as the Program Management Branch Chief, Environment Operations Division, Deputy Directorate Joint Training, Joint Force Development Directorate (J7), the Joint Staff, in Suffolk, Virginia. He was responsible for developing and executing Joint Staff training policy, modeling and simulation integration, Foreign Military Sales support, and the execution of contracts totaling more than $660 million. Other previous assignments include Materiel Leader, Small Diameter Bomb II, Armament Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida and Program Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Special Operations Research and Development Center, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.