Colonel Gerard Ryan

Chief, LVC-OT U.S. Air Force

Colonel Gerard  Ryan, is Chief, Operational Training Infrastructure Division, Directorate of Training and Readiness, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for providing policy, strategic guidance and oversight of air, space and cyber range infrastructure, Special Use Airspace, Ranges, Training systems, Distributed Mission Operations infrastructure and Modeling and Simulation.  He oversees Operational Training Infrastructure enterprise management to enhance readiness and advanced combat training capability, including integration of multi-domain operational training for air, space and cyber in live, synthetic and blended environments.  

Colonel Ryan received his commission in 1991 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Manhattan College, Bronx, New York.  He is a Special Operations Master Navigator with over 3,760 flying hours as Evaluator and Instructor in C-130E/H and MC-130H.

Main Day 1

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

9:45 AM Maintaining Pilot Readiness and Combat Capability through the Development of Operational Training Infrastructure

This session will provide an overview of the efforts to develop operational training infrastructure enterprise management to enhance Pilot readiness and advanced combat training capability.
- Integrating multi-domain operational training for Air domain in live, synthetic, and blended environments
- Advancements and flight simulator technologies of interest to bolster Pilot training
- Efforts to leverage blended training environments to decrease downloading

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Colonel Gerard.

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