Col Brian Bracy, USSF Chief (Acting), Systems Engineering and Architecture, Office of the Portfolio Architect Space Systems Command
AIAA DEFENSE Forum 2021
Colonel Brian L. Bracy is the Chief (Acting), Systems Engineering and Architecture, Office of the Portfolio Architect, Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. He leads cross mission integration, system of systems design, mission assurance, acquisition intelligence and cybersecurity efforts that impact service and national space programs.
Prior to this assignment, Colonel Bracy served as the Senior Materiel Leader for the Commercial Derivative Aircraft Division, Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. In this position, he was responsible for the life cycle management of approximately 124 commercial derivative aircraft spanning 13 separate mission design series that included executive airlift, airborne command & control, reconnaissance, and U.S. Presidential aircraft.
Colonel Bracy received his commission through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus, in 1994. He has served as a developmental engineer and acquisition officer across a variety of operational, test, acquisition and staff positions.
His assignments include developmental engineer tours in space operations and space control in Air Force Space Command and GPS user equipment in Air Force Materiel Command as well as multiple acquisition assignments in the Space and Missile Systems Center. Additionally, he has served in staff positions under the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) as a program element monitor, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller) as a Congressional liaison and in Headquarters Air Force Space Command as a requirements branch chief. Colonel Bracy has also served as a DARPA Service Chief’s Program Intern and an executive officer to the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.