- Ph.D. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate
- 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
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
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
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
2003 Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training
2001 Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training
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
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
- 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
- Commander of a 1200 person Cadet Basic Training
- Institute for Operations Research and the
- Military Operations Research Society
- Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
- Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)