//Mike Braman, Colonel, USAF (Ret)
Mike Braman, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

Project Description

Mike Braman

Key Specialties

  • Acquisition Strategy Development

  • Program Management

  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS)

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Mike Braman

Colonel, US Air Force (Retired)

Colonel Mike Braman, USAF (Ret), has over 25 years of acquisition experience in program management, financial management, and acquisition workforce management during all phases of the weapon system life cycle. He is a proven leader delivering results across numerous multi-billion dollar programs to include conventional and nuclear weapons, B-52, C-17, tankers, and F-22 aircraft and has significant experience leading foreign military sales (FMS) programs.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • Responsible for acquisition strategy, program formulation, planning and organization of the F-22 multi-year production program sole source negotiation which included both airframe and engines and was valued at over $9B.
  • Led large, multi-disciplined workforce in the execution of FMS agreements for a $96B+ portfolio and built consensus on FMS policy and programs among a diverse enterprise that included USAF, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State (DOS), and foreign government representatives.
  • Assisted with innovative approach for the USAF to acquire new fuzes for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) under the oversight of the Nuclear Weapons Council (NWC). This new approach allowed the USAF to team with the US Navy, significantly reducing overall cost to both Services.
  • Assisted with acquisition documentation leading to the Minuteman III Ground Subsystems request for proposal (RFP), significantly streamlining the performance work statement (PWS) and instructions to offerors (ITO).

Key Positions

  • Director, Strategic Systems Integration, Program Executive Officer (PEO), Strategic Systems
  • Commander, 555th International Group, Air Force Security Assistance Center (AFSAC)
  • Chief, F-22 Multi-Year Division, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) (now part of AFLCMC)
  • Deputy Chief, Weapons Division, SAF/AQ
  • Deputy Director, KC-767, ASC
  • Chief, C-17 Business & Integration Division, ASC

Education

  • MS, Procurement Management, Webster University
  • MS, Strategic Studies, Air War College
  • BA, Business Administration, Baptist College
  • Strategic Studies, Air Command and Staff College
  • Senior Executive Leadership, Georgetown University