Joint Program Executive Officer
2019 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition : Future Directions of the JPEO
Mr. Douglas W. Bryce was designated the Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) on 22 October 2015. As the JPEO-CBRND, he has materiel acquisition decision authority for the services on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense equipment. He provides acquisition management and professional leadership on complex issues related to joint service CBRN defense acquisition programs. He plans, directs, manages, coordinates the JPEO-CBRND’s mission and is responsible for the development, acquisition, distribution, and deployment of highly specialized and dynamic joint CBRN defense devices, as well as medical diagnostic systems, drugs, and vaccines.
For the 10 years prior to his current role, Mr. Bryce served as the Deputy Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense, overseeing a diverse team of acquisition professionals and technical subject matter experts to effectively manage the CBRN defense acquisition process. From 2003-2005, he served concurrently as the Joint Project Manager for Individual Protective Equipment and the Project Manager for Marine Corps CBRN Defense Equipment. Prior to 2005, he was the Project Manager for Individual Marine Combat Equipment and NBC Defense Equipment, and the Product Manager for NBC Defense Equipment for Marine Corps Systems Command. Mr. Bryce served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 3.
Mr. Bryce attended Los Angeles Community College, holds a Level III Program Management Certification from the Defense Acquisition University and is a member of the Navy Acquisition Corps. He authored articles published in Military Medical Technology magazine, Marine magazine and the Marine Corps Gazette.
Mr. Bryce’s awards include the Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Systems Command; the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award; the Commander’s Roundtable Team Excellence Award; the Navy Certificate of Excellence; the Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star in lieu of second award); and the Navy Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of second award).