CMSP Certification Board Members
The CMSP Certification Board is comprised of current and retired CMSPs with extensive modeling and simulation backgrounds. The CMSP Certification Board carefully reviews the CMSP candidate's application to ensure that the CMSP candidate satisfies the requirements stated for each CMSP designation.
Christine Allen, Ph.D., CMSP, Scientist, UCF Institute for Simulation and Training
Christine Allen, Ph.D., CMSP, is a Research Scientist for the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) working across multiple labs and disciplines with government and industry teams specializing in medical simulation, training, and usability. She holds faculty appointments with the UCF College of Medicine and IST School of Modeling and Simulation. Dr. Allen serves as a volunteer with the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) on multiple Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Subcommittees, CMSP Certification Board, and CMSP Exam Committee. Before working with IST, she worked with the Army Research Laboratory as a Science and Technology Manager in Medical Simulation.
Andy Gross, CMSP, Director, Advanced Capabilities and Integration
Andy Gross is the Director of the Advanced Capabilities & Integration (ACI). Andy has over 20 years of DoD experience and has been part of the Trideum family since 2008. His sector leads corporate operations that span project management and business development with customers facing challenges to modernize sensors, autonomous systems, vehicles, modeling and simulation applications, human-systems interfaces and distributed Live Virtual, and Constructive networks in support of experimentation, test, and training. In supporting our client’s organization roles and operational requirements, ACI works to close capability gaps in support of defense modernization, future Warfighting concepts, and integrated architectures. Andy has a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Florida Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in elementary and math education from Roberts Wesleyan College.
Henry C. Okraski, US Navy SES (Retired), P.E. CMSP
Henry (Hank) Okraski is currently a simulation consultant and volunteer for the modeling and simulation industry and academia, after serving 32 years as a government engineer/manager/executive. As a Navy Senior Executive, he was the Director of Research and Engineering, Deputy Technical Director and Chief Scientist at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). He was a founding member and Board Chairman of the National Center for Simulation (NCS); developed and implemented a high school curriculum and the nation’s first certification in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) for high school and technical school students. He received awards: Navy Meritorious Service and Navy Superior Service Awards; NSPE Federal Engineer of the Year; NCS M&S Hall of Fame; Clarkson University Golden Knight Award; Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Fellow; NTSA Lifetime Achievement Award; member CMSP Certification Board. He was an adjunct faculty member at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida. Mr. Okraski has written several papers and authored the book “The Wonderful World of Simulation”. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master's degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.
Tammie Smiley, MBA, CMSP Senior M&S Solutions Architect, Trideum Corporation
Ms. Smiley has been in the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) field for over twenty-five years and is currently a Senior M&S Solutions Architect at Trideum Corporation supporting the Army Modeling Simulation Office (AMSO). She is a LVC-IA end to end Engineer. In addition throughout her career, Tammie has worked for the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD); the National Simulation Center (NSC); the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA); the Joint and Army Modeling and Simulation Division (JAMSD); the Mission Training Complex in Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Fort Stewart, Georgia; and the Joint Multinational Simulation Center (JMSC) in Grafenwoehr, Germany. She obtained her CMSP certification in 2009.
Roger Smith, CMSP, President, Modelbenders LLC
Roger Smith, Ph.D., has over 30 years of experience creating leading-edge software applications in healthcare, defense, and education. He served as an executive Chief Technology Officer for AdventHealth Systems; U.S. Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI); and the Titan Division of L3Harris Corp. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, a Doctorate in Management, an MBA, an M.S. in Statistics, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. He has received service awards from the US Army, Association for Computing Machinery, Society for Computer Simulation, and AFCEA.
Ralph Weber, CMSP, Subject Matter Expert in M&S with nou Systems, Inc., Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alabama M&S Council
Active in Modeling and Simulation for over 40 years. Experience in all types of simulation, Live, Virtual and Constructive. Managed large and diverse simulation programs and organizations for more than 35 years. Responsible for establishing the first dedicated simulation facility at Redstone Arsenal at the Advanced Prototyping and Experimentation (APEX) lab. Led the teams who conceived and established the requirements; designed the facilities and installed the equipment. This lab has been the prototype for simulation labs at RSA. Assumed greater responsibilities over the next few years. By 2004 I was Director of the CSC M&S Center of Excellence with 110 employees and a budget of $50M in CFY 2005. Worked tasks including M&S for border security; networking Unmanned Aerial Systems and modeling the characteristics for the LEMV program. Responsible for managing the verification effort for a legacy scene generator. Supported the development of the requirements traceability for the Integrated Air and Missile Defense community. Prior to retirement in 1992, I served in the US Army in multiple locations worldwide, including officer in charge of the first networked Simulation facility in the US Army. Achieved CMSP certification in 2002 and maintained it continuously.
Dr. David (Fuzzy) Wells, CMSP, Principal Cyber Simulationist, MITRE
Dr. David “Fuzzy” Wells is a Principal Cyber Simulationist for The MITRE Corporation supporting the National Cyber Range Complex. Previously, Dr. Wells was Interim Director of the University of Central Florida’s School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) responsible for overseeing its research and education departments: the Institute for Simulation & Training and the M&S Graduate Programs. Dr. Wells is the former Director of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Cyber War Innovation Center (CWIC) where he built the first combatant command venue for cyber testing, training, and experimentation; managed the Command's joint cyber innovation & experimentation portfolio; and executed cyber range testing and training events for service, joint, and coalition partners. During his tenure, the CWIC hosted over 30 training events for Cyber Mission Forces, won two industry awards (top 100 innovative learning organization and outstanding achievement in modeling & simulation), and Dr. Wells was twice recognized at the world’s largest simulation and training conference for his contributions to cyber simulation and training. Dr. Wells was the first Air Force officer to obtain a Ph.D. in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation from the Naval Postgraduate School and M.S. in Modeling & Simulation from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional Charter Member.