About the Center for Peace Technology

Location: Our Headquarters is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Established: April 25, 2023
Collaboration: The CPT envisions leveraging NASA-inspired, mission-oriented strategic technology development, and establishing a coalition of partners from the US Institute of Peace, Institutions of Higher Learning, DoD, law enforcement, public schools, communities of practice, and private industry to facilitate an accelerated approach to developing a sustainable peace technology product portfolio.

Meet Dr. Jeremy Bruggemann – CEO and Founder

Qualifications: PhD in Physics and Aerospace Engineering, Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, NASA qualified Pressure Systems Engineer, NASA qualified Project Manager


  • 15 years as NASA Rocket Propulsion Systems aerospace engineer, physicist, project manager, propulsion systems test facility operations director, and Contracting Officer Representative
  • 4 years as space-based robotics engineer and technical lead.
  • Served on many strategic technology development advisory boards spanning NASA, DoD, DoE, and the private sector, including a national board with plans presented to congress to inform national budget decisions.

Executive Statement

    Leaving my position of success with NASA was one of the hardest choices in my life. I chose the CPT path because I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of the CPT Mission. I could no longer sit idly by, watching active shooters and other acts of violence, time and time again, devastate our communities. My conviction to the CPT mission has been forged through my own life experiences. I had a turbulent childhood growing up in a “broken home,” being raised in a large city, the majority of the time in low income communities. Though my two siblings and I benefited from male role models periodically, we lacked a consistent father figure, and our mother was always working and unable to provide the attention we needed. These circumstances left me to navigate the painful lessons of life on my own, for the most part. During which time, I witnessed many instances of violence first hand. Young men and women fighting, being stabbed, and even shot to death right in front of me.

    I have worked very hard since then, to heal and to strive to build a better world for ourselves and our future generations. I began my journey by completing a rigorous engineering program at the top of my class, while also leading outreach initiatives for at risk youth. Subsequently, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve as a civil servant working at NASA as an aerospace engineer, physicist, project manager, test systems operations director, contracting officer representative, and advisory committee member for technology development portfolio management and planning. I was involved in the development of various types of propulsion and energetic systems from a broad range of organizations, i.e. NASA, DOE, DOD, and many companies from the private sector.

    Throughout my endeavors, it has been my passion to contemplate and study the complexities of peace… it’s true meaning and how to achieve it. In doing so, and in applying a NASA inspired, “Mission-oriented” mind-set, I have become aware of the following major revelations:

    1. We, humans, have an incredible ability to overcome tremendous hurdles and achieve seemingly improbable feats if we are united under a shared purpose and mission, and have the technology to back it.

    2. The degree of complexity of the concept of “peace” can become more manageable, as with any highly complex mission, if it is compartmentalized. Establishing four individual high level mission elements of Internal Peace, Proximal Peace, Societal Peace, and Environmental Peace serves this purpose, and begins to guide strategic technology development efforts.

    3. Most importantly, peace within any single element cannot be achieved without peace being achieved in all others… progress in all elements must be made in unison.

    In each of the four elements of peace there are numerous technology gaps that impede our progress. These technology gaps are discussed in the CPT Missions Space descriptions on this website. It is with the greatest determination and solidarity that we, at the CPT, set out to advance and aid in deploying these technological solutions.