Dr. Gene Layman Receives DoD Modeling and Simulation Award

12/8/2003 - 70-03r
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Dr. Gene Layman, of the Advanced Techniques branch of NRL's Tactical Electronic Warfare Division, has received the Department of Defense (DoD) 2002 Modeling and Simulation Award. Dr. Layman was recognized for his work in the development of technologies for managing simulated data within Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) systems. Dr. Ronald Sega, Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) and chair of the DoD Executive Council for Modeling and Simulation (M&S), presented the award at a ceremony held at the Pentagon, Washington, DC.

Dr, Layman was specifically cited "for his work in inter-operability and embedding simulations within C4I systems. Under his leadership, these technologies have been applied and fielded in a number of applications including Embedded Training, Exercise Reconstruction, C4I-Simulation Inter-operability and Weapons of Mass Destruction Defense. His efforts represent major scientific advances satisfying critical military information technology requirements."

The award, sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, recognizes units, organizational elements and individuals (civilian employees and active duty service members) of the DoD components for excellence, innovation and achievement in advancement of "state of the art" M&S. Recognition is also given to contribution towards inter-operability and reuse in support of DoD M&S objectives.

Dr. Layman received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees at the University of Kentucky in 1965; the Seattle University, Washington, in 1967; and the West Virginia University in 1972, respectively. He is a 1984 graduate of the Naval War College. Dr. Layman was employed at the Boeing Company as a circuit designer on the Minuteman Program, 1965-1967; a program manager in the Missile and Ordnance Division at Texas Instruments, 1967-1974; and manager of the Radar Development Branch and Guidance Branch at the Naval Warfare Weapons Center (NSWC), 1974-1980. He joined NRL's Tactical Electronics Warfare Division in 1980, working on electronic warfare and command and control technology and systems development. Dr. Layman served as the Science Advisor to the U.S. Third Fleet from 1978-1979.

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