Shalimar Field Office

Visit the Shalimar, FL Field Office

About the Shalimar Field Office

The Shalimar Field Office for GTRI is located near the West Gate of Eglin AFB in Shalimar, Fla., and near to Hurlburt AFB, home of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Eglin AFB is home to PEO Weapons and AFRL/RW for acquisition, research and development of all conventional air-launched weapons, as well as the 96th Test Wing responsible for the developmental test and evaluation of weapons and C4I systems for the United States Air Force.

Our mission at GTRI's Shalimar FO is to support on-going activities related to research and development as well as test and evaluation for Air Force weapons systems. In addition, we seek to support the AFSOC systems development and capabilities enhancement. In general, we seek new opportunities where Georgia Tech capabilities can benefit the Eglin and Hurlburt missions. These areas include weapons, aircraft, and C4I systems test and evaluation, range systems engineering and instrumentation, rapid engineering and prototyping, and deep reach-back to Georgia Institute of Technology capabilities.

Main Efforts/Programs
Currently provide support to 53rd Wing, 96th Test Wing, and tenant organizations at Eglin AFB as well as systems enhancements and capability improvement at AFSOC at Hurlburt AFB.

Current & Past Customers and Associations
Associations - active in the local chapters of NDIA, ITEA, and Old Crows.

Contract Vehicles
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence (C4I) and Munitions Test Improvement Contract (CIMTIC), Future Seeker Technologies, DS-TAT, and others.

Training, Courses and Facilities
Our facility at Building B in Shalimar Centre has a very large conference room that holds 40 personnel for meetings, classes and training. Our office plans to offer more Distance Learning courses to collaborate with the local base engineering population.

Plan an enjoyable visit to the Eglin field office and Shalimar, Florida. Visit the tabs across the top of this page for local maps, driving directions, parking, transit and security information.

From Okaloosa County Airport

  1. Turn left from the airport onto Highway 85.
  2. Continue into Shalimar township.
  3. Turn left on 11th Avenue.
  4. The office complex is on the immediate left in Shalimar Centre.
  5. Parking is available in the Shalimar Centre parking lot.

From Downtown Ft. Walton Beach

  1. Travel north on Eglin Parkway, Highway 85, into Shalimar township.
  2. Turn left on 11th Avenue.
  3. The office complex is on the immediate left in Shalimar Centre.
  4. Parking is available in the Shalimar Centre parking lot.

The Eglin field office is not accessible via mass transit.

Visitor Procedures

Classified visits are necessary when the purpose of the visits cannot be achieved without access to, or disclosure of, classified information. All classified visits require advance notification to and approval of GTRI.

Visits to the Institute Involving Access to Classified Information

  1. GTRI visitors must sign in and out on the register for classified visits with the building attendant of the building visited. All visitors attending classified meetings must have an approved classified visit request for the specific visit on file with the GTRI Research Security Department.
  2. All visitors will have their identity verified and remain under constant escort when in areas in which classified work is in progress or classified information is available, unless otherwise authorized by the Research Security Department. The designated escort will be made aware of the visitor's access and movement limitations by the visitor's point of contact. Transfer of escort responsibility to another employee will be accomplished directly and personally.
  3. Visitors will be prohibited from making recordings during classified discussions, or taking photographs in any area where classified information might be recorded on film, unless the visitor has received prior written approval by the Government Contracting Authority (GCA) whose classified information is involved. A copy of this authorization must be provided to GTRI's director of research security in advance of the visit.
  4. Classified material may not be released to a visitor without prior written approval of the GCA, except as required in connection with contract administration, in performance of a prime or subcontract or as necessary in connection with an official investigation.
  5. Representatives of the federal government, when acting in their official capacity as inspectors, investigators or auditors, may visit the Institute without advanced notification, provided these representatives present appropriate government credentials upon arrival.

Long-term Visitors

Long-term visitors will follow GTRI's security procedures while a resident in the facility. Additionally, long-term visitors will:

  1. Arrange for their own visits away from the facility through their own company security office.
  2. Execute a security agreement acknowledging that they will follow GTRI's security policies and procedures. (Government employees and intermittent visitors are excluded from this requirement.)
  3. Not be permitted to be custodians of classified material.

Visits Not Involving Access to Classified Information

  1. Visitors will not be permitted to obtain physical, visual or aural access to classified information or material.
  2. When required, the visitor will present satisfactory identification and complete and sign the visitor register with the building attendant of the building visited.
  3. Prior authorization from GTRI's director of research security will be required for non-escort status and authorization to bring reproduction or recording equipment or material into the facility to be used in conjunction with a classified visit.

Classified Visit Request

Ashley Pecks
Phone: 404-407-6661
Fax: 404-407-8691
JPAS SMO Code: 0KC834

When you request to visit, please have the name and phone number of your GTRI point of contact available.