Colonel Tony Monaco
Colonel Tony Monaco, US Army (Retired) is a retired Soldier of the US Army, retiring as a Colonel, having served in a variety of senior leadership and staff positions, which include Brigade-level and below commands and deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) and Bosnia (IFOR).
Since the 1980’s, Colonel Monaco turn’s out to be a VR Pioneer serving as Program Manager, Department of Defense, ASDC3I Digital Information Technology Testbed (DITT) and for the Army’s University After Next (UAN) Program. As well as, Deputy Director, TRADOC Program Integration Office, Chief, Simulation Integration Division, and Combat Training Centers (CTC) Chief, Program Analysis Division including Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators (TADSS).
He was honored for serving six years as, Secretariat, International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1) Sub-Committee 36, Information Technology for Learning, Education, and Training. ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 facilitates twenty-three International Bodies and Heads of Delegations in the development of international standards. Standardization supports individuals, groups, and organizations enabling inter-operability and reusability of resources and tools. Also, he was an Advisor to the United States Technical Advisory Group (US TAG), V36.
Ambassador Monaco currently serves as the President for Patriot Outreach, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. He was the Kansas State President of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UCLA, a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and Masters of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Ambassador Monaco is active in multiple civic, military, and private organizations and has established valuable working relationships with military/veteran organizations, government and community leaders.