Robert J. Monette

Robert J. Monette


A seasoned veteran in the Middle East with nearly 20 years of direct interfacing with leaders in Militaries and Commercial Companies.  Over 35 years experience in training, training systems and systems development.


Training With Technology – Simulation and Training expertise

Owner and Principal Member, Senior Advisor and Consultant to a leading Middle Eastern Aerospace company covering all in-country Training and Simulation requirements in U.A.E. I have had and still have direct interfacings with Commanders and Pilots of all fielded helicopters.  . Working needs and requirements for new systems; both ground and air.  Can and have briefed from GHQ to flight line.  Extensive experience in surrounding countries, in sales, support and follow-on business development.

Atlantis Systems International – A $50M simulation & training manufacturer

Senior Director, International Marketing

Link Simulation & Training – L-3 Communications (Formerly, CAE-Link, Hughes Training and Raytheon)

A $600M major manufacturer of simulation & training devices.

Senior Manager, New Business Development (International),

Manager, New Business Development (International)

U.S. Army

  • Army Officer, Aviator, Simulation Manager and Systems Test Pilot
  • Awarded “Army Aviation Trainer of the Year”, 1988 (6000 candidates)
  • Awarded 8th US Army Aviator of the Year in Korea, 1982 (1000 candidates)
  • Selected for initial training cadre for the fielding of the AH-64A Attack Helicopter
  • Reported to the Commanding General of the US Army Aviation Center, on all aspects covering attack helicopter training and simulation requirements.
  • Tested and accepted all new training devices covering worldwide attack helicopters training requirements for US Army Combat Mission Simulators.
  • 9,000 hours total time: 1,600 Combat, 6,000 Flight (accident free) 3,000 Simulation
  • Qualified and/or hold a commercial rating in the following aircraft:
  • Rotary Wing:  AH-64 Apache, AH-1G, OH-6A, UH-1 and TH-13G
  • Fixed Wing:  Mooney 206, Cessna 150-172


  • Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fl. and Ft. Rucker, Al.
  • FAA Commercial Pilot: Airplane Single, Rotorcraft-Helicopter, Instrument Airplane and Helicopter
  • Officer Staff Courses, US Army Safety Course, Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative Course, Aircraft Survivability Course, Aviation Officer Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course


  • Legion of Merit
  • Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
  • Bronze Star (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3)
  • Air Medal (59) for Valor (2)
  • Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Silver Star (2),Bronze Star (1), Valorous Unit Award
  • Presidential Unit Award
  • Broken Wing Award
  • Order of St. Michael, Silver


Secret (expired 2000)

Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (expired 1991)


“How big is your Safety Bubble-Will it Shrink or Break?” American Helicopter Association,  International Helicopter Safety Symposium, Montreal, Canada, 2005 & 2007

“Virtual Reality- IS- Literally Here”, Maritime Helicopter Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2003

“Virtual Reality an Affordable Training Solution”, European Helicopter Association, Berlin, Germany, 2002

“Mission Training and Rehearsal Employing Simulation to Its Fullest”, I/ITSEC Conference 1990

“Networking is Here Today”, Royal Aeronautical Society London, England 1990

“Mission Oriented Simulation Development”, I/ITSEC Conference, Ft. Worth TX. November 1989

“Networking Full Fidelity Simulators”, Army Aviation Digest, November 1989. Awarded “Best Article”.

“Multiple Simulator Networking (MULTISIM)”, I/ITSEC Conference, Orlando, FL. December 1988. Awarded “Best User Paper”


Army Aviation Association of America, (Vice President), Association of the United States Army, American Helicopter Society International, Distinguished Flying Cross Society