Amico started his career in simulation when he joined the
Special Devices Center in 1948 as a Project Engineer in the
Flight Trainers Branch. He was promoted to Branch head, Division
head, and then to Chief Engineer of the Special Projects Office.
In 1969 he was selected for the Position of Director of Engineering
at the Senior Executive level. He was assigned to the position
of Director of Research in 1979. He retired in 1981. Since
then he has done consulting and taught many short course on
simulation. He has presented papers at SCS and I/ITSEC Conferences.
He was the first Chair of the I/ITSEC Conference. He was member
of he Board of SCS and also served as VP Conferences. He is
a member of AFCEA, AIAA, NDIA and SCS. He holds BofAE, MBA
and MSE degrees. He is member of Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Pi Mu
and Sigma XI, Scientific Research Society of America He is
the Industrial Affiliates Coordinator for the Department of
Computer Science at UCF. He was member of the initial Board
of Directors of the National Center for Simulation and is
now the Chair of the Technology Committee.