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. Kevin T. McGee, U.S. Navy

Program Manager, Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges Program

A native of Reston, Virginia, Capt. Kevin T. McGee attended Duke University on a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering and political science in 1998. He completed flight training and was designated a naval aviator in 2000.

McGee’s first operational tour was as an F/A-18C pilot with the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 where he deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. He later transitioned to the F/A-18E/F and deployed as a department head with the Black Aces of VFA-41, also supporting ground forces during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following his junior officer tour, McGee was selected for the United States Navy Test Pilot School (USNTPS) Cooperative Program. He graduated with distinction from the Air Force Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering and graduated with USNTPS Class 130. He served as a test pilot at Air Test and Evaluation (VX) 31 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, on two separate occasions where he led various test programs and conducted mission systems and weapons testing on the F/A-18C/D, F/A-18E/F, and the EA-18G.   

McGee transitioned to the Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO) community in 2012. As an AEDO, he served multiple tours as part of the F-35 Joint Program Office, serving as the Pilot Training lead and subsequently as the Autonomic Logistics Information System Integrated Product Team Lead. He led the T-45 program while assigned to PMA-273 and then served as the director of the Air Systems Group of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.

McGee has over 2,500 hours of flight time and over 500 carrier arrestments. He has been awarded two Joint Meritorious Service Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals and two Air Medals among various other unit and personal awards.

McGee assumed command of PMA-205 as the program manager in June 2022.

 

Location

47123 Buse Road, Bldg 2272
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547
United States

PAO

Connie Hempel