Chief Training Officer (CTO) - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Chief Training Officer (CTO)

A Chief Training Officer (CTO) is responsible for leading multi-discipline teams in the planning, prioritizing, conducting, and assessing of crew, flight controller, and instructor training for human spaceflight. CTOs design and integrate efficient training plans for all flight phases. They are responsible for individual and team performance and integrating and communicating plans for a wide variety of training formats. CTOs develop and use best practices to enhance efficiency for the International Space Station (ISS), Commercial Crew, Commercial Resupply, and Artemis programs. This includes

  • Defining training requirements
  • Assessing training capabilities
  • Establishing or adapting training objectives
  • Directing the development of training material
  • Ensuring the effectivity of workarounds or solutions to resource challenges
  • Tracking training-related risks

This role requires a high degree of awareness of training objectives and the means of achieving them, as well as the ability to integrate specialized input from team members in the development of a team plan.

CTOs routinely integrate training content at the Program level, which involves close coordination between FOD and its supported Programs, International Partners, Commercial Vehicle providers, and external customers. These interfaces require integration of diverse cultural considerations and opinions to reach an achievable path forward. A CTO will accomplish this via participation in FOD and related Program boards and panels, where they regularly present integrated training concepts, requirements, statuses, and flight readiness. This can involve conducting multi-party telecons and presenting at boards, panels, and working groups at NASA Centers, Commercial Company sites across the US, and International Partner locations across the globe. Completion of the CTO certification process and formal CTO certification is required.

In addition to these primary roles, CTOs support other assignments to best utilize their unique skills, experience, and interests. These include but are not limited to

  • Serving as chair of FOD working groups and panels intended to integrate training requirements across FOD organizations, International Partners, and external providers
  • Developing and testing simulator loads to ensure adequate training capability for crews and flight control teams
  • Identifying and developing innovative training methods, techniques, and initiatives in response to training gaps and mission design changes
  • Monitoring of training and certification metrics
  • Benchmarking training processes throughout industry



  • Education/Experience Required: Requires a bachelor's of science degree in engineering, science, mathematics or other technically related area and 10+ years of related experience.
  • Broad background in operations and training
  • Subject matter expertise in training and certification processes
  • Technical knowledge of mission systems, flight software, and crew/ground procedures
  • Experience in technical leadership related to the instructor and/or the flight controller task
  • Proven ability to mentor within close-knit teams
  • Proven ability to form and lead diverse technical teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and understand complex technical and training issues as they relate to spacecraft and simulator systems, and to work with International and Commercial Partners and senior Flight Operations and Program personnel to resolve those issues
  • International and domestic travel
  • Successful candidates must be a US Citizen and be able to apply for and successfully receive and maintain security clearance per eligibility requirements.

Highly desired:

  • Current or previous Flight Controller certification and instructor certification
  • Familiarity with crew and flight controller training
  • Experience with simulation software development and verification

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