April 3, 2014 -- The National Defense Industrial Association, or NDIA, has named Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity’s Scot Hoesly as the Marine Corps Civilian Tester of the Year.
Hoesly, a MCTSSA technical support officer, was recognized for being the catalyst in testing and evaluating four different command-and-control Marine Corps Systems Command systems, including the activity’s extensive testing of differing Network-on-the-Move, or NOTM, mobile communications system platforms.
“It’s an honor and motivating to have your work recognized with this award,” Hoesly said. “I enjoy what I do; it’s always a challenge, but I really like doing it.”
Each year, NDIA recognizes persons who have made significant contributions to the field with Tester of the Year awards in three categories: military, civilian and contractor.
"The entire MCTSSA team is very proud of Scot’s impressive accomplishments as an emerging technology tester,” said MCTSSA Commanding Officer Col. Christopher Snyder. “He has set the bar high here at MCTSSA through his testing knowledge and skills, while truly supporting the operating forces and Marine Corps Systems Command project officers.”
Hoesly began his 11-year MCTSSA career as a test director and then became a technical support officer. Because of his broad testing background, however, he is routinely assigned to projects involving the significant testing of emerging technologies. In the case of NOTM, Hoesly volunteered to lead MCTSSA’s effort, defining requirements and designing specific tests that were comprehensive and aligned with the overall program goals and objectives
The NOTM system has been placed on three Marine Corps platforms: Humvees, then the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and now Assault Amphibious Vehicles, or AAVs. Having performed testing on the first two platforms, Hoesly is now directing the meticulous NOTM testing on the AAVs, a significantly new platform capability that includes full-motion video technology.
Headquartered at Camp Pendleton, Calif., MCTSSA provides test and evaluation, engineering and deployed technical support for Marine Corps and joint-service command, control, computer and communications systems throughout all acquisition lifecycle phases.