Thomas K. Cole

Vice President, Simulation and Systems Division

Thomas K. ColeThomas K. Cole is Vice President of DDL OMNI’s Simulation and Systems Division, serving in that position since August 2007.  Under his leadership, the division provides services and technologies in the areas of Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V); Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A); Test and Evaluation (T&E); computer-assisted wargaming; design, development, and delivery of simulation-based training; tactical classroom support; Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) development; and modeling and simulation.

Mr. Cole joined DDL OMNI in 2001 as Managing Director of the Simulation and Systems Division, with responsibility for overseeing program management of various contracts, new business development initiatives, ISO 9001:2008 initiatives, product quality coordination, and day-to-day management of division programs, personnel, and facilities. 

Throughout is 26-year Navy career,  Mr. Cole has served in various assignments on board Navy submarines, including Executive Officer of the USS Cincinnati (SSN 693) and Commanding Officer of the USS Phoenix (SSN 702). His shore and staff assignments in the Submarine Force included Director of SSN Readiness; Deputy Commander, Submarine Squadron Six; Senior Member, Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team; Wargaming Director at Tactical Training Group Atlantic; and Officer in Charge, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk. He is the recipient of several military service awards including the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, the Navy Achievement Medal with Gold Star, and various unit and service awards.

Mr. Cole holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in education and human resource development from The George Washington University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Emergency Management Training Analysis and Simulation Center and the Board of Advisors of the Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center.