COL Joseph Nolan serves as the Deputy Director of U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation Office (AMSO) which includes Army enterprise-level M&S policy and strategy (Strategy and Resource Division), and M&S workforce development and management (Simulation Proponent Division). COL Nolan returns to CAA with over 23 years of military service, most recently as the Chief of Simulations, U.S. Air Force Central Command’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Center, Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE. He has served in various operational positions including infantry platoon leader, mortar platoon leader and battalion S4 with 5-87 IN(L) – Panama, BDE AS4, Infantry & HHC Company Commands with 3 BDE, 3 ID(M) – Fort Benning, GA. His staff assignments include U.S. Joint Forces Command where he served as an exercise planner and Chief – Joint Advanced Training Technology Laboratory – Suffolk, VA and HQDA as the FA57 Proponent Officer – Fort Belvoir, VA. His awards and decorations include BSM, EIB, Basic Parachutist and Air Assault badges, and the Ranger Tab. COL Nolan graduated from the University of Detroit-Mercy Army ROTC program in 1993 with a BA in Political Science. He holds a Masters of Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulations from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Basic and Advance Courses, the U.S. Command and General Staff Course, the U.S. Army War College as an Old Dominion University Fellow, and Functional Area 57 Qualification and Advanced courses.
Modeling and Simulation (M&S) capabilities enhance the ability of the Department of Defense to meet strategic and operational challenges in a complex and fiscally constrained environment. The Army recognized the importance of M&S and developed a robust framework and governance… Read More