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Kurt Spieles

Range Program Manager


  • Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA


Kurt Spieles is the Fort Indiantown Gap (FTIG) Range Program Manager (RPM) with the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI). With more than 20 years of military experience, Spieles’ responsibilities include coordinating and executing the RPM program that comprises overseeing training-enabled project purchasing; supervising range maintenance, modernization, and planning; and assisting in the management and safety of training activities. Spieles coordinates with the FTIG Training Site Command, Integrated Training Manager, Range Maintenance, and FTIG Bureau of Facilities Management. Prior to joining PSFEI, Spieles served as a full-time Pennsylvania National Guard Soldier, where he completed his 20-year fulfillment in the 166th Regional Training Institute (RTI) Operations cell. Prior to his position in the 166th Regiment, Spieles served as a Reconnaissance Soldier in Korea; Fort Hood, Texas; Kuwait; and Germany, and as a Squad Designated Marksman in Ramadi, Iraq. Additionally, he served in roles as a Senior Sniper, M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle gunner, as well as an Infantry instructor and Advanced Leader Reconnaissance course-manager. His extensive background in mounted and dismounted fire and maneuver, long-range rifle and machine-gun marksmanship, and explosive breaching lend well to his position as the FTIG Range Program Manager. Among a multitude of awards and decorations, Spieles earned the Combat Action Badge (CAB) for direct action in Ramadi, Iraq. Spieles studied in the Automotive Technology program at Penn College of Technology, and Organizational Leadership at Duquesne University. 






The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835