Rear Admiral Klaas Visser
"M&S Standards for Innovative and Affordable Netherlands Armed Forces"
On 1 January 2008, Rear Admiral Visser was appointed Director of Weapon Systems of the Defence Materiel Organisation and simultaneously promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral of the Marine Engineering Branch. In this capacity, Rear Admiral Visser is responsible for weapon system management of all weapon systems in use with the Ministry of Defence. In addition, Rear Admiral Visser holds the position of Deputy Director of the Defence Materiel Organisation.
From 1978 to 1992, he held all technical positions that exist on board submarines, including that of Head of the Engineering Service and the land staff of the Submarine Service. In the early 1990s, he was involved in the operational introduction of the Walrus-class submarines. In 1988, he obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from the Technical University of Delft, with Marine Diesel Engines as his major subject.
From 1997 to 1999, Commander Visser held the position of Head of the Engineering and Weapon Engineering Service aboard the first Landing Platform Dock, HNLMS Rotterdam, in which capacity he was involved in the operational deployment of that ship as part of operation Allied Harbour during the Kosovo war.
In 1999 he was stationed in The Hague, as Head of the Plans/Operations Office of the Navy Staff. In 2000, he was promoted to the rank of Captain of the Marine Engineering Service and assumed the position of Head of Projects and Parliamentary Affairs of the Defence Staff. In 2002, he was posted to the Naval Maintenance and Service Agency in Den Helder, where he was tasked with the establishment of the Central Planning and Maintenance Management Division, which would integrate all account management, project management, system management and client-supplier relations of the Naval Maintenance Establishment. In April 2005, he was appointed general director of the Naval Maintenance Establishment in the rank of Commodore of the Marine Engineering Service.
Generic Methodology for Verification and Validation (GM-VV) to support the Acceptance/Accreditation of M&S assets
Dr. Manfred Roza, M.Sc.
Dutch V&V Knowledge and Service Centre VV-NL / Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory NLR
Dr. Jeroen Voogd
Dutch V&V Knowledge and Service Centre VV-NL / Dutch Institute for Applied Scientific Research TNO