Nigel Jones joined LMUK MST in May 2005, initial working as a programme manager for the delivery of a constructive simulation based training systems before becoming the Chief Training Systems Architect for LM UK MST in Jul 2009. He has worked on a wide variety of command and staff training components including BC2T, Export CGF, JSAF, WARSIM, and OneSAF. He has also been responsible of integrating these products with other training and training management tools to develop end to end system solutions in support of a wide range of programmes. His expertise includes: the generation of terrain databases; the integration of visual systems; interfacing to C4I applications; the use of simulation to support the command decision making process; and the overall development of armoured vehicle turret and gunnery training solutions. His work has included the development of the Kuwait National Guard Crisis Management Centre and most recently defining the training system architecture for the Lockheed Martin training systems input to the FRES SCOUT SV and the LM WARRIOR Capability Sustainment Programmes. His experience therefore encompasses all three of the recognised simulation training domains of live, virtual and constructive.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin worked as an Infantry Officer for the UK MOD before transitioning to specialist IT related Staff Positions. This included tours delivering C4I and IMS in HQ ARRC, and as the staff officer providing simulation expertise to the Command and Staff Training Team in the UK’s Land Warfare Centre. This work included the provision of simulations systems across the three UK Command and Staff Training (CAST) centres, together with the responsibility for the planning and delivery of simulation based CAST and Wargaming training at battle group, brigade division and corps levels of command.
His qualifications include attendance at the UK Army Staff College, a PGDip in the Design of Advanced Information Systems and an MSc in Defence Simulation and Modelling, both from Cranfield University.