Rear Admiral Jim Robb is the President of The National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA). NTSA is a non-profit corporation that provides a portfolio of events allowing the training, simulation and gaming industries to engage national security markets. NTSA advocates the use of advanced simulation technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and serious gaming, to support training, education and analysis. NTSA also runs the largest Training Systems Conference and Exposition in the world (iitsec.org).
Before assuming his current position, Admiral Robb provided consulting and strategic planning services to large and small businesses in the defense market. He transitioned from the US Navy in 2006, after a 34 year career in Naval Aviation where he deployed nine times across the globe and accumulated over 5,000 hours in the air and survived over 1,000 carrier landings at sea. He is a recognized expert in training and simulation, having spent much of his Navy career instructing in fighter tactics and threat simulations. His notable training tours included flying captured Russian MIG fighters against US forces in the Nevada desert and command of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, also known as TOPGUN. Admiral Robb also commanded a fighter squadron, a carrier air wing and a carrier strike group.
Admiral Robb graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and from the University of West Florida with a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Systems.