Slaton Lucero, MS

Slaton is part of the assessment, analytics, and psychometrics team at GSX. He leads the development and maintenance of professional assessments and workforce programs with the public sector and private industry. In his role, Slaton is heavily involved in design work, quantitative and qualitative analyses, procedure optimization, and formal documentation to ensure the use of best practices while aligning with project constraints. He provides guidance in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology through involvement with stakeholders, subject matter experts, and a team of project managers. He also leads a team that supports the development of a competency-based framework in the defense intelligence sector.

Slaton joined GSX as an intern in 2019 where he supported the definition and augmentation of federal government and private industry assessments and credentialing programs. He advanced to an analyst in 2020. His contributions included the development of an antiterrorism credential, refresh of the Certified Medical Examiner (CME) assessment, reaccreditation of three core counterintelligence and security certifications, development of a Natural Language Processing (NLP) tool to optimize data analysis through data clustering, and the development of standard procedures for test item evaluation related to statistical performance and utility. He received a promotion in 2022 to an assessment consultant.

Before joining GSX, Slaton was actively involved with Radford University. As a student consultant, Slaton honed his skills by working with a team to assess over 50 positions to develop competency frameworks tailored to each role and define organization-wide competencies relevant to a diverse workforce of over 350 positions. His commitment to thorough data collection led him to facilitate focus groups and observe line-worker interactions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of organizational dynamics. As a college instructor, Slaton shared his expertise with students eager to learn about industrial-organizational psychology, data analysis, and psychometrics.

Slaton served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves for 5 years as an enlisted nuclear weapons specialist and cargo specialist. He was responsible for the maintenance, inspection, assembly, storage, and account of nuclear weapon systems and associated equipment. During that time, he also provided military funeral honors in 87 ceremonies.

Slaton holds a master’s degree in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology from Radford University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University. He has also achieved the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) Credentialing Specialist certification.

Slaton's X-Facts
  1. Broadway Musicals
  2. F1 / McLaren
  3. Video Game History
  4. Live Music
  1. PC Gaming
  2. Grilling
  3. Making Cocktails
  4. Playing the Ukulele
  5. Writing Music
Favorite Websites
  1. Giant Bomb
  2. Disney+
  3. Stack Overflow
  4. Google Scholar
  5. Wowhead
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