Defense Acquisition University-West Region, Hill Air Force Base, announces graduates of the PMT 352B Session 12-702 class upon completion of their four week course. Twenty-seven attendees from various bases with career fields in program management, system engineering, production, quality, manufacturing and test and evaluation were given scenario-based practical exercises with topical themes such as interoperability, prototyping, and evolutionary acquisition in a classroom setting.
The Program Management Office Course is the capstone course of the Level III certification in the program management career field. The course is intended to prepare the attendees for the challenges they will face in the program management office. Over the past four weeks, the PMT 352B class participated in a series of 10 interconnected exercises to deepen and broaden acquisition and sustainment knowledge, hone team and interpersonal skills, and further develop critical thinking. One of the exercises, Dragonfly, required the students to design and test an unmanned ground vehicle with various sensors, movement components and weapons in a simulated combat environment. This is an example of leveraging technology to enhance the classroom experience. Similar to life in a "real" program management office, the students grappled with an overabundance of requirements, too few resources and inadequate time.
The following Hill AFB employees successfully completed PMT 352B 12-702 class:
Lt. Col. Timothy Bailey, Maj. William Hardie, Maj. Richard Smith and Maj. Thomas Ward, Jodi Messenger and Capt. Jon McComb.
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