Coronel Nolan serves as the Deputy Director of U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation Office with includes Army enterprise-level M&S policy and strategy (Strategy and Resource Division), and M&S workforce development and management (Simulation Proponent Division). Col. Nolan has over 23 years of military service, most recently as the Chief of Simulations, U.S. Air Force Central Command’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Center, United Arab Emirates. He has served in various operational including infantry platoon leader, mortar platoon leader and battalion logistics officer in Panama, Brigade Logistics Officer, Infantry & Headquarters Company Commander at Fort Benning, GA. His staff assignments include U.S. Joint Forces Command where he served as an exercise planner and Chief of the Joint Advanced Training Technology Laboratory in Suffolk, VA and Army Staff as the Simulation Operations (FA57) Proponent Officer at Fort Belvoir, VA. His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Basic Parachutist and Air Assault badges, and the Ranger Tab. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a Masters of Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulations from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Basic and Advance Courses, the U.S. Command and General Staff Course, the U.S. Army War College as an Old Dominion University Fellow, and Functional Area 57 Qualification and Advanced courses.