Joe Tragakis

Chief Information Officer, USSOCOM

Mr. Peter J. Tragakis, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Communications Systems and Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible for developing USSOCOM’s Information Technology strategy as well as executing the Command’s C4 acquisition program. Mr. Tragakis is also responsible for operating and maintaining USSOCOM's global SOF Information Enterprise providing support to more than 90,000 special operations personnel.

A native of Danvers, Massachusetts, Mr. Tragakis enlisted in the US Army Reserves in 1986. He received his commission in 1990 through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at Bryant College in Smithfield, RI. Prior to this assignment, he was the Vice President of ARMA Global Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Information Technology. He has served in command and staff positions within the C4I arena throughout his career and deployed in support of OPERATION JOINT GUARD, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM.