The NASTAR Center

Title: President of The NASTAR Center
Duties: Executive Oversight, Instructor, Subject Matter Expert
Background: Richard “Dick” Leland is the President of the NASTAR Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC). He has been with ETC for 16 years holding positions as the Director of ETC’s AeroMedical Training Institute (AMTI) and Vice President for ETC’s Aircrew Training Systems (ATS). Dick has over 15 years experience in as a Life Support Officer and Aircraft Mishap Investigator, specializing in life support and survival equipment-aircrew interface and human factors and over 19 years experience as an Aerospace Physiologist, Instructor, and courseware developer.
He has over 28 years’ progressive experience holding positions including: Cockpit Resource Management Instructor, Director of Flight Support Operations and Training; Physiological Support Squadron Commander; USAF Pilot, Aircraft Commander, and Instructor Pilot. Dick is a retired USAF pilot with a Command Pilot rating and has more than 3,100 hours experience in the T-37, T-38, and B-52H and was previously a board certified Hyperbaric Technologist, directing several successful emergency treatment dives.
Mr. Leland has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.