LT Natali is stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi serving as the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) Aerospace Experimental Psychologist. At CNATRA, LT Natali leads projects on implementing Virtual Reality into flight training, improving performance evaluation, and evaluating training curriculums. He previously served as the Bio-Statistics Division Officer for Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, NAS Pensacola. There he focused on test administration, development, and validation of the Aviation Selection Test Battery as well as evaluation of flight training methods and instructional techniques.
LT Natali received his doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in April 2014. His studies concentrated on leadership, employee development, personnel selection, and training. In addition to his studies, LT Natali did extensive work with Assessment Associates International across a wide range of personnel selection and development issues. During this time, LT Natali also volunteered as a Graduate Assistant Swim Coach for the University of Minnesota Men’s and Women’s Varsity Swim Teams whom he competed for as an undergraduate.
LT Natali received his commission as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Medical Service Corps in March 2014 and received his Aerospace Experimental Psychology “wings of gold” in February 2015.