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Dr. David S. Stargel

Dr. David S. Stargel

Technical Director, Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS)

Dr. David S. Stargel is the Technical Director (TD) of the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS). As the AFAMS TD, he is responsible for the planning, direction, management, coordination, reporting, and evaluation of all technical aspects of AFAMS’ mission and programs. AFAMS mission is to enhance and leverage Modeling and Simulation to support and facilitate integrated, realistic and efficient operational training across warfighter domains to enhance full-spectrum readiness.

Prior to this assignment, Dr. Stargel served as the Deputy Chief Scientist of the 711th Human Performance Wing of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this position he provided technical vision and strategy for the Wing’s science and technology plans.

Preceding that assignment, he was dual-hatted as the branch chief for the Engineering and Information Sciences Branch and as the program officer for the Multi-Scale Structural Mechanics Portfolio in the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Arlington, Va. In this role, Dr. Stargel was responsible for selecting, sponsoring, and managing fundamental research relevant to Air Force needs in select fields of science and technology.

Dr. Stargel graduated summa cum laude from Florida A&M University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he was selected for the USAF Palace Knight program and began his career with the United States Air Force in September of 1993. Dr. Stargel earned a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2005.