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Naval Postgraduate School
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Wayne P. Hughes, Jr.



Navy Reactor Plant Operator Certification, Nuclear Power Training, Bainbridge, MD and Saratoga Springs, NY, 1965.

M.S. in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 1964.

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1952.


Dean Emeritus, 2013-present

Professor of Practice in Operations Research, 2006 to 2018.

Dean of the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences, effective July 5, 2001-January 1, 2006.

Adjunct Professor, 1983-2001.

Consulting Analyst, CINCUSNAVEUR, London, February-March 1998.

Chair of Tactical Analysis, 1982-83, 1995-1996.

Consultant to Operations Analysis Branch, Ministry of Defence, Singapore, 1987.

Study Director, U.S. Army Concepts Analysis Agency, 1986.

Chair of Applied Systems Analysis, 1979-1982.

Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977-1979.

Chief of Naval Education and Training Support, 1975-1977.

Deputy Director, Systems Analysis Division, Office of CNO (OP-96), 1973-1975.

Assistance Chief of Staff for Analysis, COMSECONDFLT and COMASWFORLANT, 1972-1973.

Deputy Chief of Operations Research, SACLANT Staff, 1970-1972.

Commanding Officer, Destroyer USS MORTON (DD-948), 1968-1969.

U.S. Naval Academy instructor of naval history and foreign policy; Special Assistant to the Academic Dean, 1957-1960.

Commanding Officer, Minesweeper USS HUMMINGBIRD (MSC-192), 1956-1957.


Hugh G. Nott Distinguished Author Award, Naval War College Review, 2012, First and Second Places

NPS Distinguished Alumni, 29 May 2006.

Northrup-Grumman Award for leadership and outstanding teaching in Systems Engineering and Integration, 19 December 2001.

Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Department of the Navy, 2000.

Hugh G. Nott Distinguished Author Award, Naval War College Review, 1997.

Distinguished Defence Technology Fellow, Republic of Singapore, 1997.

Outstanding Research Achievement in the NPS Command, Control, and Communications Academic Group, 1992.

Fellow of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS); elected a charter member, 1990.

Wanner Award for Distinguished Service in OR, highest recognition of MORS, 1989.

Distinguished author award of the U. S. Naval Institute, 1988.

Legion of Merit (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards, including Combat "V").

Society of the Sigma Xi, honorary scientific fraternity, elected 1962.

Naval Prize Essay Contest; two awards 1964 and 1981.


Chairman, CINCPACFLT FPC Models Advisory Board, 1990-1994
Board of Editorial Advisors, Naval War College Review, 1988-2010
Chapter President, Society of the Sigma Xi, 1986
President, Military Operations Research Society, 1985-1986
Vice Chairman, The Military Conflict Institute, 1982-1990

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