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Office: GL-293

Mail Code: OR
Department of Operations Research
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
831.656.7674
jaappleg@nps.edu

 

Senior Lecturer Jeffrey Appleget

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 1997.
  • M.S. Operations Research and Statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1989.
  • B.S. United States Military Academy, 1979.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Irregular Warfare and Counterinsurgency Operations—models, methods, and tools for analysis, Combat Modeling, Linear and integer programming solution techniques and their applications, Test and Evaluation, Modeling and Simulation, Cutting Planes, Scheduling, Constraint Branching

WORK EXPERIENCE

Irregular Warfare Project Lead, TRADOC Analysis Center July 2008 – April 2009. Responsible for standing up and organizing the Army’s Irregular Warfare (IW) campaign to develop a credible and relevant IW analytic capability for the Army. This includes assessing existing IW methods, models, and tools for potential Army utility, developing a strategy to address key IW modeling gaps previously identified, and pursuing resourcing through various sponsors. Additional duties include TRAC’s principal liaison with the Army G-3/5/7 Modeling and Simulation Task Force, to include advocating for resourcing of critical Army M&S capabilities.

Deputy Director and Senior Military Analyst, TRADOC Analysis Center July 2006 – July 2008. Responsible for the execution of programs conducted by a workforce of nearly 400 military and civilian personnel in four locations with a budget of over $45 million, with the mission of conducting relevant and credible analysis to inform senior Army leadership. Responsible for the oversight of Methods and Research Office, TRAC-Monterey, and the Programs and Resources Directorate. Guided, fostered and mentored the professional development of all assigned personnel, civilian and military. Ensured that analysis of warfighting concepts, organizational designs, and other combat development issues are based on sound military principles.

Deputy Director and Senior Military Analyst, TRADOC Analysis Center-Fort Leavenworth July 2004 – July 2006. Responsible for the oversight of current and future force analysis. Formed and directed teams of military and civilian analysts (government and contractor). Supervised analysis programs of combat development, force design, doctrine and operational concepts to underpin Army Transformation acquisition decisions by senior Army and DoD leadership. Managed and coordinated the efforts of over 100 experienced operations research professionals. Ensured the quality of analytic products and processes.

Commander of Troops and Senior Military Analyst, TRADOC Analysis Center-White Sands Missile Range June 2001 – June 2004. Responsible for the training, education, mentoring, and professional development of over 30 officer analysts supporting TRAC-WSMR. Directed a multi-organizational analysis program that underpinned acquisition decisions for the Army’s Future Combat Systems. Initiated and developed a training and professional development program for new analysts.

Director, TRADOC Analysis Center-Monterey 1999-2001. Directed an annual research program of cutting-edge computer technology projects that enhanced Army modeling and simulation capability. Managed an annual research budget of over $2 million for an elite team of 6 advanced degreed analysts. Proposed, negotiated, and completed reimbursable research projects for several Department of Defense agencies. Built partnerships with selected universities to enhance and supplement the organization’s research projects

Assistant Professor, Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-2001.
[Concurrent appointment with position as Director, TRAC-Monterey] Lectured on recent advances in Army Operations Research and combinatorial optimization, facilitated joint Army-NPS research opportunities.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Military Academy, 1996-1999.
Developed the curriculum, directed, and taught Non-linear Optimization and Mathematical Programming courses. Also taught Probability and Statistics.

Instructor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1991-1993. Developed the curriculum, directed, and taught Multivariate Calculus course. Also taught Differential Calculus.

Operations Research Systems Analyst, Concepts Analysis Agency, 1989-1991. Study director for several Desert Shield and Desert Storm Quick Reaction Analyses that informed senior Army, Department of Defense, and National Command Authority leadership on Gulf War contingencies.

US Army Field Artillery Officer, Ft Stewart, Georgia; Federal Republic of Germany; 1979-1987. Led various Army artillery organizations including command of a nuclear-capable 155mm howitzer battery of over 80 officers and enlisted in Western Europe during the Cold War.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2003 Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis
2003 Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training (SMART) Award
2001 Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training (SMART) Award
1993 Instructor of the Year At Large, Department of Mathematical Sciences, U S Air Force Academy
1991 Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis
1990 Concepts Analysis Agency Director’s Award for Excellence

SPECIAL SKILLS

Wide range of resource management experience:

  • Director of programs conducted by a workforce of nearly 400 military and civilian personnel in four geographic locations responsible for underpinning the acquisition decisions for major Army weapon systems using models, simulations, and other advanced operations research techniques (annual budget exceeding $45 million).
  • Obtained resourcing for several TRAC research and development proposals (over $5 million in 2007-2008)
  • Directed a 4-year multi-organizational analysis program for the Future Combat Systems that underpinned DoD acquisition decisions with an annual budget of over $4 million.
  • Director of an advanced simulation research laboratory of 6 analysts with an annual research budget of over $2 million.
  • Commander of a 1200 person Cadet Basic Training Regiment.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Military Operations Research Society
  • Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)