Orlando, FL

The Work We Do
As part of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Orlando is home to NAVAIR’s Training Systems Professionals. Our purpose is to continually engage our Sailors and Marines to understand challenges, solve problems, create new capabilities and provide essential support. Orlando is the principal Navy center for research, development test and evaluation, acquisition and product support of training systems. In addition to the support we give to the Navy and Marine Corps, we provide inter-service coordination and training systems support for the Army and Air Force.


Orlando enjoys the advantages of partnership among the military services, industry, academia and state and local government. It allows us to develop a full range of innovative products and services that provide complete training solutions – including requirements analysis, design, development and full life cycle support. We offer continuous learning across a wide variety of applications (aviation, surface, undersea, etc). We’re focused on improving the performance of Sailors and Marines – through integration of science and learning with performance-based training and measurement of training effectiveness. 

Living & Working in Orlando
This facility is on the same site as the Army and Marine Corps commands with similar training development missions for their respective services. There’s a major Air Force, Department of Defense and Joint Services presence in the surrounding research park. We also share space with the University of Central Florida, with whom we work to integrate our capabilities with academics. This geographic concentration makes a highly symbiotic, mutually dependent relationship between entities possible – one that reduces costs, advances technology and maximizes shared resources. 

Orlando is leading the Human Performance Cell for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Task Force for Excellence through Commitment to Education and Learning (EXCEL). Task Force EXCEL’s goal is to revolutionize and revitalize Navy training and education by developing an environment where people can prosper in their professional and personal lives. 

Professional support and fulfillment are only part of what makes this location so great. Orlando is consistently ranked as one of the 15 best U.S. cities in which to live. Situated in the heart of Florida’s entertainment industry, you’ll have access to international attractions, sports, ballet, fine arts, a zoo, diverse nightlife, unique shopping and great schools. From Walt Disney World to Sea World, Universal Studios to the Kennedy Space Center and more, you’ll never lack weekend activities. All the amenities of a great city – outdoor concerts and theater, art festivals, museums, orchestras and more – combine with amazing natural resources and outdoor activities. You’ll find plenty to explore and keep busy, with 300 lakes, 800 tennis courts, 125 golf courses and more. And in just a short 1-2 hour drive, you can travel to the Atlantic and Gulf coast beaches. You’ll even find a Ship Store and a gym within our facility. 

Orlando Stats
1,100 personnel including civilian, contractor and active duty military
43 field sites across the nation support Orlando’s work
33 Doctorate, 227 Master and 470 Bachelor degree holders among our highly educated staff
Average income of $71,000

Who We Hire 

  • Engineering

    • Aerospace Engineers
    • Computer Engineers
    • Electrical Engineers
    • Industrial Engineers
    • Mechanical Engineers
  • Science

    • Computer Scientists
  • Business and Related Fields

    • Logisticians

And Professionals in:

  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Advanced Distributed Learning
  • Deployable/Embedded/Total Ship Training
  • Network-Centric Warfare Solutions
  • Curriculum/Multimedia Development
  • Design Interface
  • Electronic Libraries/Administration
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • Distributed Networks
  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Systems Design
  • Contracts Management
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Operations
  • Project Management
  • Research Psychology

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