Lt Gen Bradley Heithold

Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Lt Gen Bradley Heithold is the Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE), Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C. As the Principal Deputy Director, he helps lead an organization responsible for analyzing and evaluating the Department's plans, programs, and budgets in relation to U.S. defense objectives, projected threats, allied contributions, estimated costs, and resource constraints.

General Heithold enlisted in the Air Force in 1974 and spent three years at Holloman AFB, New Mexico as an F-4D avionics technician. He was commissioned in 1981 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Arkansas. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing, agency, and MAJCOM levels, including serving as the Commander of the 451st Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia and as the Commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. He has also served as the Vice Commander, United States Special Operations Command.

Prior to his arrival at CAPE, he was the Commander of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). General Heithold is a master navigator with more than 3,400 flight hours in the AC-130H/U, MC-130P and C-130E.