Colonel Marcus L. Varnadore

Project Manager, Integrated Training Environment PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation

Colonel Varnadore’s career encompasses a broad range of duties within Army Aviation and Acquisition.  In 1994, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an Air Assault Platoon Leader, EH-60 Quickfix Platoon Leader, and Assistant S-3 Operations Officer.  He was later assigned to the 12th Aviation Brigade in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he served as the Brigade S-3 Operations Officer prior to assuming Command of Alpha Company, 5-158th Aviation Regiment.

Colonel Varnadore transitioned to the Army Acquisition Branch in 2001.  His previous acquisition assignments include Program and Plans Officer at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL); Assistant Product Manager (APM) for Aircraft Survivability Equipment at the Technology Application Program Office (TAPO); Rotary Wing Aircraft Systems Acquisition Manager (SAM) for Special Operations Command (SOCOM); Deputy TRADOC Capability Manger (TCM) for Reconnaissance and Attack helicopters within the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence; Product Manager for Airborne, Maritime, Fixed Station (AMF) small airborne radios; and ASA(ALT) Director of Air Defense and Fires.

Colonel Varnadore is the current Project Manager for Integrated Training Environment (ITE) within Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).  Colonel Varnadore is also the Project Manager for the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Cross Functional Team (CFT).

He is a rated Aviator in the UH-1 Huey, UH-60A/L Blackhawk, and EH-60 Quickfix Helicopter. 

Operational Assessment Pre-Conference Focus Day

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

3:30 PM Relevant Modeling & Simulation Capabilities to Achieve Army Maneuver Readiness

The Project Manager Integrated Training Environment (PM ITE) provides relevant integrated modeling and simulation capabilities to achieve Army readiness. It converges virtual, constructive and gaming products into one organizational structure to ensure maximum benefits are derived from their blended capabilities in concert with live training. This session will place a strong focus on PM ITE's applicability of M&S capabilities in the aviation training space, and what lessons can be learned for future training strategies.


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