Col Ryan D. Mantz is the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Digital Directorate, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. He provides direction and oversight on acquisition policy, acquisition strategy development, and program management in support of national level command and control and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance programs in the PEO Digital portfolio. He assists more than 3,700 Airmen, government civilians, and support contractors in the execution of a $22 billion FYDP portfolio of ACAT, non-ACAT, technology transition, and Foreign Military Sales programs.
Prior to his current position, Col Mantz was the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Acquisition Directorate, United States Transportation Command. He is a career acquisition officer and has served in numerous program management and staff assignments at center and HQ levels, to include joint assignments as the senior military representative at NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Programme Management Agency (AWACS) and an assignment at USTRANSCOM.
Col Mantz received his Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the United States Air Force Academy in May 1992. He is a member of the Acquisition Corps certified Level III in Program Management. He has also broadened his career serving as the 23d Mission Support Group Deputy Commander and deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN.