Naylor: Unexpected Navy Career for NAWCTSD’s Executive Officer

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

NAYLOR FRANK NAVY  APR 12Timing is everything. For Captain Wes Naylor, his career in the Navy was all about timing and happenstance. The Virginia native was in finals week during his senior year at his family’s beloved Kansas University, when […]

August 10th, 2012|Spotlights|

PEO STRI’s Traci Jones Brings A Unique Perspective

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

traci-jones-headshotGrowing up with a father in the Air Force, Traci Jones always had an interest in working for the Department of Defense. Early on, she saw his service and dedication, and it inspired her to want to give back to the nation as […]

April 19th, 2012|Spotlights|

Spotlight: Robert Rohlfing, Deputy Director, AFAMS

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

rohlfingAs the story goes, Robert Rohlfing knew from the age of two that he was destined to be a pilot. His dad flew rescue planes in WWII, and then when his dad left the military, he continued his aviation career as a […]

January 20th, 2012|Spotlights|

Spotlight: Dan Torgler, PM TRASYS

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Dan Torgler photoDan Torgler currently serves as the Marine Corps System Deputy Program Manager for Training Systems for the Marine Corps System Command and has more than 25 years in procurement of training systems for the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and […]

December 13th, 2011|Spotlights|

Spotlight: USAF Colonel Peter Eide

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Eide, Peter ColColonel Peter K. Eide is the Chief of the Simulators Division, Agile Combat Support Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  The Simulators Division directs 300 employees in research, acquisition and sustainment for more than […]

November 10th, 2011|Spotlights|

Spotlight Person of the Month: Rob Matthews, NAWCTSD

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Robert Matthews NAWCTSDRob Matthews is only a few hours away from the city of Lake Wales, where he was born and raised. For the better part of thirty years now, he has made his home the Navy, seven and one-half years as […]

October 7th, 2011|Spotlights|

Spotlight Person of the Month: Dr. Randy Shumaker

By Terri Bernhardt

Spotlight Shumaker IST Dec 2010Dr. Shumaker is Director of the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) at the University of Central Florida. With a staff of 250, IST is among the largest groups in the US focusing on research in modeling and […]

December 6th, 2010|Spotlights|

Spotlight Person of the Month: Joe Wallace

By Terri Bernhardt

Spotlight Joe Wallace Nov 2010The Central Florida Research Park is always at the top of the list of Research Parks Nationwide. Ranking with North Carolina’s Research Triangle and California’s Stanford University, Joe Wallace has been at the forefront, leading Central Florida Research […]

November 6th, 2010|Spotlights|

Spotlight Person of the Month: Captain Steven D. Nakagawa

By Terri Bernhardt

NAKAWAGA STEVEN NAVY COVERED SEP 12Captain Steve “SNak” Nakagawa, a native of Monterey, California, is the son of an A-6 Intruder Naval Aviator. Following in his father’s footsteps, he was commissioned in 1986 through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the […]

October 6th, 2010|Spotlights|

Spotlight: ADL’s Dr. Kristy Murray

By Terri Bernhardt

kristy_murray_april 2010Dr. Kristy Murray is the director of the Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Laboratories and oversees the operations at the Co-lab in Alexandria, VA. Her primary mission is to support and assist the federal government and Services as they integrate ADL standards and emerging technologies into their programs. In […]

April 8th, 2010|Spotlights|