MS&T Magazine: The International Defence Training Journal
Military Simulation & Training (MS&T) magazine has been the leading simulation and training publication for the global defence industry for more than three decades.
MS&T is characterized by high-quality, independent editorial content, created by an international team of editors and writers who apply their wealth of knowledge and industry experience to showcase issues and innovations which help world militaries shape their visions and identify best practices.
MS&T produces four editions annually, incorporating analytical features, industry news, conference previews and reports, and coverage of recent events.
MS&T readership now includes subscribers of MTI (Military Training International) magazine since its acquisition by Halldale Group in 2017.
MS&T is distributed in print, in a digital version and online.
Focused entirely on simulation and training in the military, MS&T magazine is produced by the Halldale Group, the world’s only dedicated simulation and training media and conferencing company.
MS&T Editorial Team
MS&T editors are well-known and respected by the simulation and training community around the world. They bring the highest level of journalistic credibility, underpinned by decades of industry experience.
Andy Fawkes – Editor
Andy is a chartered engineer and was a member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors for UK MoD. He became head of simulation policy for the UK MoD; 20 years ago, and Chair of the NATO Modelling and Simulation Group. In 2012 he became a training and simulation consultant for both government and defense primes. Recently he was the academic liaison for Bohemia Interactive Simulations and was their project architect for the British Army’s Virtual Reality in Land Training Pilot Project.
Marty Kauchak – Group Editor
Marty Kauchak is a retired US Navy Captain, having served for more than 23 years in the surface warfare community, gaining training and simulation experience through five operational assignments and major staff management positions. Marty also brings expertise as a former editor for defense publications in the US and overseas and as congressional and media outreach coordinator for the US DoD’s Training Transformation Program.
Dim Jones – European Editor
Dim Jones is a former UK RAF Group Captain with 44 years’ experience in defense aviation, having flown more than 7,700 hours in a wide variety of aircraft, the vast majority fast-jet. Dim served as an Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner with the USAF, and as a Qualified Tactics Instructor, Squadron Commander, Station Commander and Deputy Inspector of Flight Safety. Dim spent six years as a Qualified Pilot Nav Instructor on the Hawk.
Jeff Loube – Deputy Editor Emeritus
Jeff Loube retired as a Lieutenant Commander, RCN with 26 years’ service in surface operations and training, following that with 30 years in the military simulation and training industry. Jeff has worked on training system requirements and definition, concept development, instructional design, media selection, and client relations. Jeff has been supporting MS&T editorially for 16 years.
Chuck Weirauch – Procurement
Chuck Weirauch has been writing for CAT and MS&T for more than 10 years. As a public affairs writer for NASA at Kennedy Space Center, Chuck covered such programs as the Space Shuttle, simulation technologies, NASA aviation research and the agency’s advanced research and technology spinoffs program.
Chris Lehman – Group Content Director
Chris served as Editor of MS&T and CAT magazines for 15 years, leveraging more than 30 years’ experience in military and civil aviation training and simulation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS). Chris has an extensive background in training systems development, international marketing and sales, contracts and program management. He maintains his civil pilot license and has been current on fixed-wing aircraft for over three decades. Chris has been the Conference Chair of the WATS and EATS aviation training conferences for over a decade.
Amanda Towner – Industry Reporter – North America
Amanda Towner writes news articles for all three of Halldale Group’s news websites. She studied English and Creative Writing at Stetson University, where she became a Sullivan Scholar for her work. Her writing covers several topics including journalism and storytelling, and is featured in several publications.
Patrick Johnston – News Editor – RoW
Patrick Johnston writes and edits stories from Europe, Asia and Africa for Halldale Group’s news websites. He is an experienced journalist having worked for Reuters for 12 years reporting and editing a wide range of news, sport and lifestyle stories. He specializes in digital storytelling and is undertaking a MA in Media and Communication at City University in London.
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