System Studies and Simulation International (S3I) is a wholly owned subsidiary of S3 and was established in 2014. S3I’s primary focus is OCONUS-based aviation training and technical assistance programs, including aviation maintenance, in support of Host Nation requirements. S3I/S3 personnel have trained over 5,000 US and Foreign Military aircrew members during the past 15 years including pilots from more than 35 Partner Nations. We have logged over 400,000 instructional flight hours, primarily in advanced fixed wing and rotary wing military aircraft and simulators.
Mobile Training Teams constitute a large portion of our aviation training and technical assistance experience. S3I/S3 have worked as either the prime or a subcontractor on each of the US Army Aviation’s modern fleets (AH-64E, UH-60M, UH-72A, and CH-47F) New Equipment Training Teams (NETT).
Seasoned Program Managers with significant expeditionary experience using battle-tested management processes under our ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C compliant quality management system enable rapid, worldwide deployment of exceptional aviation training and technical assistance support teams. When required, we can offer a total training package that offers CONUS based training, including range operations if required, followed by OCONUS oversight and follow-up training.
LTG (Retired) James O. “Jim” Barclay, President of S3, completed his long and distinguished military service to our nation in early 2015. His final assignment in uniform was as US Army Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), G-8, in the Pentagon. He previously served as the Assistant DCOS G-3/5/7. In these roles, he helped preside over some of the Army’s most difficult recent decisions with the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, declining Army end strength, and implementation of sequestration.
LTG Barclay’s military command assignments included: Commanding General for the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) at Fort Rucker, AL; Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver) for the 42nd Infantry Division in Iraq; Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver) for the 1st Infantry Division; and Commander of the 4th Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade. He also served as the 4th Infantry Division Chief of Staff during Operation Iraqi Freedom and as Executive Officer to the Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq.
As President, Mr. Barclay oversees S3‘s technical operations, programs, and products. This includes: support to numerous rotary wing and fixed wing aviation platforms and their associated mission equipment; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS); Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR); and Precision Missiles. S3 provides systems engineering and technical assistance, strategic planning, training, logistics and commercial air operations for the US Department of Defense, other Federal agencies, partner nations, and commercial clients.
Rich Chenault served a 27 year career as an Army Aviator and Standardization Officer. Rich has extensive attack helicopter operational experience as well as being an expert on institutional flight training. He completed combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he flew AH-64 helicopters. Rich is currently a Senior Program Manager with S3 International. He is responsible for managing aviation contracts that include rated and non-rated crewmember training, maintenance training, and maintenance. Mr. Chenault received a B.S. in Public Management from Austin Peay State University.
Chad Lemond is the Director of International Business Development for S3 International. He served for over 26 years in the U.S. Army as an Armor Officer and Foreign Area Officer holding various leadership positions in the tactical, operational and strategic levels. His overseas experience includes assignments in Korea, Italy, France, Kuwait and Austria in various security assistance and diplomatic positions. Lemond has a M.S. in International Relations from the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) Guido Carli, Rome, Italy, a M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.S. in Physical Geography from the United States Military Academy.
As S3I‘s lead for business expansion, Lemond’s duties include identifying and developing capture activities for new work in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Far East. He is also responsible for developing strategic relationships with key US partner companies and representational non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and industries in key international trade regions; networking with US security assistance representatives posted to OCONUS assignments; and engaging appropriate Partner Nation Government officials to advance specific customer-contractor agreements that support approved Foreign Military Sales and Direct Contract Sales. Lemond also leads most S3I proposal efforts and is fiscally and legally responsible to ensure all S3I operations comply with current US export laws and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Bill Rodgers served 24 years as a U.S. Army Aviator, Maintenance Test Pilot, and Maintenance Examiner. He has extensive assault helicopter operational experience and specialized in rotary wing aviation maintenance and new equipment fielding and training during his military career. Rodgers completed combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he flew UH-60 utility helicopters. Rodgers was also selected to represent the U.S. Army to the Australian military as an expert in aviation maintenance and is a graduate of the Royal Australian Air Force Safety Officer Course. As a Program Manager with S3 International (S3I), Rodgers is responsible for managing OCONUS aviation contracts that include rated and non-rated crewmember training, maintenance training, and maintenance. He received a B.A. in Criminology from Eastern Washington University.