Mr. Geoffrey Downer
Program Executive Officer for Rotary Wing, U.S. Special Operations Command
Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in August 2019, Geoffrey R. Downer currently serves as the Director Special Programs (Aviation), U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) with duty station at Ft Eustis, VA. In June 2020, Mr Downer was additionally Chartered as the USSOCOM Program Executive Officer - Rotary Wing (PEO-RW) for USSOCOM SOF Acquisition Technology and Logistics (AT&L). In these positions, he provides acquisition program management oversight and direction for all the Army's classified and unclassified material acquisition for US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Special Operations Forces (SOF) rotary and fixed wing units. Mr. Downer is responsible for the development, acquisition, modernization, fielding and sustainment of the U.S. Army's Special Operations rotary wing fleet for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the USASOC aviation flight detachment fixed wing aircraft, and numerous Army and USSOCOM classified aviation efforts. The objective of these low density, high demand classified and unclassified aviation enablers, is to provide the capability necessary for the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces to execute their mission anywhere in the world, under hostile conditions, in the most extreme operational environments and conditions. Mr. Downer also serves on the Army's Aviation General Officer Steering Committee.