Steve Reed, CEO
Steve is the President/CEO and Founder of REC LLC.
Steve is a 21-year Army Veteran having served in the Continental US, throughout Europe, Southwest Asia, and Central America. He spent the first half of his Army career leading Soldiers in the Infantry. During his second half, he developed and fielded weapon systems in the Acquisition Corps, specifically Javelin, and various force protection/ISR platforms, namely RAID, GBOSS, and Eagle Eye. He has spent the last 10+ years in Industry, leading PM teams and providing subject matter expertise to programs such as HELLFIRE, Force Protection Suite, Q-50/Q-53 Radars and most recently the Indirect Fire Protection Capability. Steve has significant experience in combat and expeditionary environments, namely Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia/Kosovo, and Hungary/Croatia.
Steve is the son of a Vietnam Veteran, who served two tours in Vietnam and 27 years in the Army. His father-in-law is also a Vietnam Veteran and served in the Army 23 years before dying of his wounds and exposure experienced from Vietnam. Steve’s grandfather is a Navy Veteran who served during World War II. His great uncle was a combat engineer who stormed the beaches at Normandy, and his second great uncle was a Marine aircraft mechanic who fought in World War II in the Pacific theater. Steve, himself a Veteran of two wars, is no stranger to service to the Nation. Selfless service is his standard and what motivates him today.
Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy and attended graduate school at Pennsylvania State University, receiving a Masters of Business Administration. He is a certified Project Management Professional, DAWIA Level 3 in Program Management and Contracting, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.