Maj. David Rothzeid

Air Force Advanced Battlefield Management System Program Element Monitor

United States Air Force

Major Rothzeid is currently serving as the Advanced Battle Management family of Systems (ABMS) and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), Program Element Monitor (PEM) for the Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition (SAF/AQ) at the Pentagon. In this role he oversees a $5 billion budget focused on enabling interoperability and connectivity across the joint force. Prior to this assignment David was the Director of Acquisition Pathways for Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) from August 2016 – September 2019, leading a team of four acquisition professionals to develop and implement strategic initiatives across the DoD. To that effort David helped develop the Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) which has resulted in 100+ prototype projects totaling $385 million, equipping the services with cutting edge commercial technology and revolutionizing a new brand of DoD acquisition.

Prior to DIU, David worked as an Executive Officer and Program Manager in the Special Programs Division, Directorate for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N) at Hanscom AFB, MA from July of 2012 to July of 2016. His first assignment was as a Project Officer for the Air Force Satellite Control Network, Space and Missiles Systems Center, at Peterson Air Force Base, CO from July 2008 to July 2012. Additionally, he deployed as a member of Special Operations Command GHOST program in 2013 to MacDill, AFB, FL and Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. David holds a degree in Economics from Miami University, OH and an MBA from University Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

2008 Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Miami University, Oxford OH
2008 Air and Space Basic Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
2011 Masters in Business Administration, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
2015 Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

2008 - 2012, Project Manager, Air Force Satellite Control Network, Peterson AFB, CO
2012 - 2015, Program Manager, Special Program Division, Hanscom AFB, MA
2013 - 2014, GHOST, Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, FL & Bagram AB, Afghanistan
2015 - 2016, Executive Officer, Special Programs Division, Hanscom AFB, MA
2016 - 2019, Director of Acquisition Pathways, Defense Innovation Unit, Moffett Field, CA
2019 – Present, Program Executive Monitor, Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition, Pentagon, DC

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant May 26, 2008
First Lieutenant May 26, 2010
Captain May 26, 2012
Major December 1, 2017