The National Center for Simulation at the University of Central Florida (UCF) recognized the 2017 class of the Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame in June. The five honorees are:
David M. Kotick, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, chief modeling & simulation (M&S) engineer – A pioneer in virtual communications, he is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) leading subject-matter expert in the field, and holds multiple patents in the fields of digital communications within the Live Virtual Constructive environment.
Frederick L. Lewis, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.) – Served as the president from 1995-2012 of the National Training and Simulation Association.
Robert M. Matthews, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, retired deputy technical director – His imprint on M&S has touched not only a variety of disparate Navy programs across warfare branches, but also a variety of Navy and DoD modeling, simulation and training (MS&T) infrastructure initiatives.
Honorable John L. Mica, U.S. Representative – A champion for the simulation industry through policy, funding and loyal support.
Beverly J. Seay, M&S consultant & UCF Trustee – A founding business leader of the Orlando M&S community who was instrumental in bringing together government, industry and academia to lay the foundation and a set of standards for the integrated ecosystem it is today.