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IEMS Distinguished Alumnus, Lieutenant Colonel Greg Fortier took over as the 45th Commander of the United States Naval Test Pilot School on October 18, 2013. IEMS instructor, Mark Calabrese, attended the ceremony as a guest at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

LTC Fortier holds Bachelors of Science in Operations Research from the United States Military Academy and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

In January of this year, LTC Fortier received the Non-Enterprise Black Belt Project Team Award at the Army’s Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program at the Pentagon for his work at Redstone Test Center. He earned his Lean Six Sigma black belt after the Army Test and Evaluation commander at Redstone Test Center mandated all of his subordinate commanders be black belt certified. LTC Fortier’s numerous military awards include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and many more.