Capt. William “Roto” Reuter today replaced Capt. Harry “Smokey” Robinson as commanding officer of the Naval Air Warfare Center-Training Systems Division and Naval Support Activity-Orlando.Robinson is retiring from the Navy following 28 years of faithful and honorable service.
In addition to his military duties, Reuter, who resides in the Waterford Chase East neighborhood, is actively involved in the Central Florida community and will serve as the Class Chair of Leadership Orlando Class 80 beginning in September.
The Navy and UCF enjoy a longstanding partnership in modeling and simulation research.
The Naval Air Warfare Center-Training Systems Division and Naval Support Activity-Orlando integrate the science of learning with performance-based training and assessment of training effectiveness focused on improving the performance of sailors and Marines.
UCF’s Al Harms gave the keynote speech at the ceremony today in the Central Florida Research Park. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Commander Rear Adm. Donald Gaddis presided at the ceremony.
Harms’ distinguished 33-year career in the Navy included multiple operational commands at sea and ashore, and major staff positions around the country. Harms retired as a vice admiral following his final active duty assignment as the Navy’s chief learning officer. He joined UCF in mid-2005, and now serves as vice president of Strategy, Marketing, Communications and Admissions.