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Barry J. Pike

Barry Pike

Program Executive Officer, Missile and Space

Mr. Pike is the Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Al. He is responsible for the development, production, fielding, sustainment, and international program aspects for assigned missile and space systems. In January 2016, Mr. Pike was promoted to Senior Executive Service, Tier II.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Pike was the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space, which he assumed in 2010. Mr. Pike was selected for the Senior Executive Service in January 2010.

Mr. Pike served as the PEO MS Chief of Staff from 2005-2010. From 1992- 1999, he served in a variety of key leadership positions in the Army National Missile Defense Ground Based Elements Program Office including the Deputy Program Manager, Chief of the Program and Acquisition Management Division, Assistant Program Manager for Program Planning, and Chief of the System Engineering and Analysis Branch. In the DPM position, he shared responsibility with the SES Program Manager in directing the development, testing, integration, and deployment planning of the ground-based NMD elements including the ground-based interceptor, ground-based radar, and associated battle management/command, control, and communications capability.

In 1991, Mr. Pike was selected for a prestigious one-year developmental assignment in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition at the Pentagon. He led the THAAD Milestone I Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) coordination efforts across the Services, Joint Staff, and OSD Staff.

From 1988-1991, Mr. Pike led the Army’s Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Initiative and was assigned as the Army focal point for ASAT management. He led the program through the Milestone 0 and Milestone I DAB Reviews resulting in the initiation of the Kinetic Energy (KE) ASAT program and the establishment of the KE ASAT Joint Program Office. In the KE ASAT JPO, Mr. Pike led various systems engineering teams.

Mr. Pike has received numerous government and defense industry awards including two Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, two Superior Civilian Service Awards, two Commander’s Awards for Civilian Service, the OSD Award for Excellence, the National Defense Industrial Association Materiel Acquisition Award, and the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara’s for Air Defense Artillery. He has also been nominated three times for the Redstone/Huntsville AUSA Civilian of the Year Award. He is Level III certified in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering career fields.

Mr. Pike is a native of Hartselle, Al. He graduated with honors from Auburn University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering. While at Auburn, he was elected to the Student Government Association Senate and was a member of numerous professional engineering organizations and honor societies including Tau Beta Pi. He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University Program Management Course and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.