The I/ITSEC 2012 Opening Ceremonies was held on Tuesday 4 December in the Peabody Orlando Hotel, Windermere Ballroom. The Keynote presentations followed the ceremonial opening and welcoming remarks from the 2012 Leadership.
Major General Glenn M. Walters, USMC
2d Marine Aircraft Wing
On May 24, 2012 Major General Glenn M. Walters assumed the duties as Commanding General of the 2D Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Cherry Point, NC. A graduate of the Citadel, General Walters has held command at all ranks from Lieutenant Colonel to Major General.
General Walters’ command tours have included: HMT-303 from June 1997 to March 1999, VMX-22 from August 2003 to August 2006, and 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) from November 2010 to March of 2012. Additional operational tours have included HMA-169, 2 WETSPAC tours with HMM-265, Air Officer and Operations Officer with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and HMLA 169, 369. General Walters is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
General Walters’ staff assignments include tours with Aviation Plans and Programs Division, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Defense System, Land Warfare, where he was an Aviation Staff Specialist. In August 2006 Major General Walters was assigned as head of the Aviation Requirements Branch (APW) in the Department of Aviation at HQMC. From January 2007 to April 2008, he served as head of the Plans, Policy and Budget Branch (APP). In March 2008 he assumed the duties of Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation. After his promotion to Brigadier General in August 2008, he was assigned to the Joint Staff as Deputy Director J-8, DDRA.
Ms. Sharon Wolford
President & CEO
Ms. Sharon Wolford is President and CEO of Carley Corporation. She is responsible for the high-level strategic direction of this training technology-based organization. She is an expert in Instructional Systems Design, using virtually any media, with more than 25 years of experience applying adult learning theory to real world training needs.
Carley Corporation uses proven and emerging technologies to provide products within the full spectrum of training system requirements. Carley’s training products include motion simulators, web-based training, advanced electronic classrooms, and PC-based virtual simulations for technical skills training and soft skills training. Customers include all branches of the U.S. military, numerous Government agencies, and commercial clients.
In 2010, Ms. Wolford was recognized as one of the five top business owners within Central Florida from over 300 candidates across a variety of fields. Carley Corporation was also ranked number five among Central Florida modeling, simulation, and training (MS&T) companies. Of those top 5 Central Florida MS&T companies, Carley was the only small business.
In 2011, Ms. Wolford was nationally recognized by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as the Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year. Ms. Wolford was cited for her leadership and business acumen, as well as the fact that Carley Corporation has been recognized by its peers for providing superior services to the Federal Government. Ms. Wolford was also commended for her significant contributions to the community.
Carley is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and has grown substantially under Ms. Wolford’s leadership: from three employees to more than two hundred. Prior to founding Carley in 1991, Ms. Wolford began her career at a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, as a Training Analyst. Ms. Wolford has been an active member of NDIA for over 15 years and has served on the NDIA Central FL Chapter Board of Directors since 2003. She has a BA in Business Administration and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.