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Michael J. Garrity

Michael J. Garrity

Executive Vice President
Government Programs

Mike is responsible for securing transition opportunities for Aptima’s research and development portfolio. He has more than a decade of experience developing and applying training and assessment methods and technologies in support US and NATO organizations. This work has included detailed front-end analyses and validation, as well as the development of metrics for assessing the effectiveness of current simulation-based training. These efforts span a variety of domains ranging from Fifth Generation Fighters and Unmanned Systems) to operators and Senior Leaders within Air Operations Centers.

Prior to joining Aptima, Mike worked with industry partners to develop models of accident causation and to apply these models to improve safety programs and procedures for the nuclear power industry.

Mike holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and an M.S. in Applied Psychology from Clemson University, and a B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Notable Publications

Garrity, M.J. (2015). Competency-Based Training, Assessment and Maintenance. Invited Lecture delivered to the Anesthesia Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Boston, MA.

Tripp, L., Covas-Smith, C., Diemunsch, J., Garrity, M.J., Jackson, C., Keeney, M.J., & Wiggins, S. (2015). Simulation and Training Challenges for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Analysts. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Arlington, VA: NDIA.

Bennett, W., Alliger, G. A., Colegrove, C., Garrity, M. J., & Beard, R. (2013). Mission Essential Competencies: A novel approach to proficiency-based Live, Virtual, and Constructive readiness training and assessment. In Best, Galanis, Kerry, & Sottilare (Eds.), Fundamental issues in defense training and simulation. United Kingdom: Ashgate.

Bennett, W., Coovert, M., Fletcher, D. Garrity, M. J., & Sullivan, J. (2013, May). Synthetic Task Environments: Opportunities and Challenges. Plenary Practitioner Panel Symposium presented at the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Garrity, M. J., Alliger, G. A., Beard, R., Bennett, W., & Colegrove, C. (2012, July). Competency-based training within the Air Operations Center. In H. M. K. Wolters (Chair), A blended approach to training—Job Analysis and competency models. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Colegrove, C. M., Alliger, G. A., Beard, R., Bennett, W., & Garrity, M. J. (2009). M. Scott Meyers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace: Mission Essential Competencies: An operations-centric approach to improving training and job performance. Presentation at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Colegrove, C. M., Alliger, G., Rowe, L. J., Garrity, M. J., & Bennett, W. (2009). Defining the training mix – sorties, sims, and distributed mission operations. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference. Arlington, VA: NDIA.

For more information about Mike’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.

Additional Publications