Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges Program Office

PMA-205 provides full life cycle acquisition of naval aviation platform and general training systems, training range instrumentation systems, and distributed mission training centers to provide U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots, naval flight officers, aircrew, and maintainers with the training equipment required to provide lethal capability and operational readiness. 

Training devices include flight simulators, part-task trainers, maintenance trainers, airborne and underwater training range instrumentation, threat systems, and associated curricula to ensure optimum performance for naval aviation. Responsibilities include execution of naval aviation’s Live, Virtual, and Constructive training strategy, execution of the Navy Aviation Simulator Master Plan, commonality and interoperability across training systems, procurement and sustainment of training products and services to include equipment overhaul and/or replacement, engineering changes, modernization and technology refreshes, and future technology advancements for training systems and training ranges.



Capt. Lisa Sullivan, U.S. Navy

Program Manager, Naval Aviation Training Systems Program

A native of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Capt. Lisa Sullivan graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1996 where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. She was designated a naval flight officer in 1997. She holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

During her first tour with Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, Sullivan conducted Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW); Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; and Counter Drug missions. She then joined Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) 30, where she led the P-8A Fleet Introduction Team and analyzed new acoustic detection systems.

Her first assignment as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer was with the Carrier and Air Integration Program Office, PMW-750 TacMobile program, supporting expeditionary ground command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems to support P-3C and P-8A platforms. Following TacMobile, Sullivan joined the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft program office (PMA-290) as the P-8A Mission Systems Avionics Systems project officer and conducted interoperability testing in support of initial operational test and evaluation and fleet introduction.

As the chief operational test director for Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1, Sullivan oversaw testing of fixed wing, rotary, unmanned aircraft systems, and ASW sensors completing major platform and sensor testing on P-8A, E-2D, MQ-8B, RQ-21A, and Multistatic Active Coherent sensor. She then joined Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMA-262) as the production lead responsible for awarding the first low rate initial production contracts for MQ-4Cs. Sullivan then served as the Program Executive Officer, Assault and ASW Programs (PEO(A)), Chief of Staff, where she advised PEO(A) leadership and managed a staff that supports 10 major program offices and all acquisition category program levels.

In June 2019, she assumed command of the Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office (PMA-205) and is responsible for the management of 58 acquisition programs, including 2 ACAT IV programs and 40 Abbreviated Acquisition Programs, that provide the training capability for 20 ACAT I and II programs.

Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three), the Navy Commendation Medal (two) and the Navy Achievement Medal


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