Who We Are

Our Purpose

To be a valued DoD partner, connecting technologies with the military and market to secure a strong and prosperous nation.

Our Mission

To cultivate a vibrant ecosystem, shaping successful collisions to innovate and commercialize technologies that support the warfighter.

Our Team

We are mavericks, mavens, warriors, scientists and engineers who see our world as a hyper-connected community able to quickly and creatively solve problems.

A team of “super connectors”, we seek out and bring new collaborative opportunities and solutions to clients in support of our warfighters.

Laurie Moncrieff
Executive Director
Laurie Moncrieff
Rob Kirila
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Kirila
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Voncille Jones
Operations Manager
Voncille “Vickie” Jones
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Executive Assistant
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Beth Hanning
AFwerX-Vegas Transition Director
Beth Hanning
Carolyn Fries
Tech Transfer Program Mgr
Carolyn Fries

Our History and Locations

Established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit named in honor of James “Jimmy” Doolittle, commander of WWII’s historic Doolittle Raid, the Doolittle Institute is headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, with a second facility in Tampa, Florida. DI’s STEM Education facility is located on the Northwest Florida State College Campus in Niceville, Florida.

Modelled after the rapid innovation and problem solving necessary to modify and deploy B-25 bombers from aircraft carriers, DI provides Technology Transfer, Innovation & Collaboration and Workforce Development solutions for its clients.

The Doolittle Institute Fort Walton Beach location supports clients such as the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate at Eglin Air Force Base, and the SOFWERX facility in Tampa supports USSOCOM at MacDill Air Force Base.