By Michelle Milliner, Public Affairs Specialist, ARL-HRED

Team-Orland0-SOTTILARE-ARMY-STTC-wDr. Robert A. Sottilare, U.S. Army Research Laboratory-Human Research and Engineering Directorate, was recognized for his lifetime of contribution to the fields of modeling and simulation technology, and training research by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA). For over 30 years, Sottilare has been both a leader of M&S organizations and a contributor to simulator design and training methods.

Sottilare’s work in reconfigurable simulators, distributed simulation experimentation, demonstrations, standards, and adaptive training has provided major contributions to the growth and evolution of modeling, simulation, and training.

Along with Bill Waite, Sottilare received the Governor’s Award, NTSA’s highest award, as the outstanding contributor among six individual and group finalists in the categories of lifetime achievement, acquisition, cross-function, and training; all whom were also recognized this year.

This is the second time Sottilare has been recognized for lifetime achievement in modeling and simulation. He was also the inaugural recipient of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command’s Modeling and Simulation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.