Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt, program executive officer for fighters and bombers at the U.S. Air Force, has been assigned to a new role as the service branch’s PEO for command, control, communications, intelligence and networks, the Defense Department announced Monday.
Schmidt has led efforts to develop, field, modernize, produce and sustain the Air Force’s bomber and fighter portfolio since April of last year.
His military career also includes various positions at the Special Operations Command, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, 696th Armament Systems Squadron and the Office of Air Force Legislative Liaison.
He also served as engineer and manager for the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System, Joint Strategic Target Attack Radar System and F-22 programs.
The Air Force appointed Col. Heath Collins, formerly senior materiel leader and system program manager for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Systems Program Office at the Air Force‘s Nuclear Weapons Center, to succeed Schmidt as PEO for bombers and fighters.