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Jeffrey A. Appleget

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Department of Operations Research

Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943


Senior Lecturer

Dr. Jeff ApplegetDr. Jeff Appleget is a retired Army Colonel who served as an Army Operations Research analyst at the Center for Army Analysis (2 years) and the TRADOC Analysis Center (10 years, serving tours at TRAC-Monterey, TRAC-White Sands Missile Range, TRAC-Fort Leavenworth, and TRAC Headquarters). He holds a PhD in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, an MS in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS from the United States Military Academy.  He coordinates NPS research projects with the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC), and is the NPS program lead for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Lockheed Martin Space Systems. He teaches the Wargaming Analysis, Combat Modeling, Statistics, and co-teaches Modeling and Simulation of Societies in Conflict and Survey Research Methods courses at NPS. He also develops and teaches week-long Wargaming and Modeling and Simulation courses, with the most recent Wargaming course conducted at Offut AFB for STRATCOM, and the most recent Modeling and Simulation course conducted in Dushanbe, Tajikistan for the Tajikistan government in support of the US Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center.

Research Interests

  • Irregular Warfare and Stability Operations modeling
  • Amphibious Operations modeling
  • Wargaming
  • Combat Modeling
  • Survey Research methods
  • Navy Recruiting
  • Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) of DoD models and data
  • Integer Programming.

Major Awards

Dr. Appleget was a member of the NATO SAS-091 Specialist Team (2012 Research and Technology Organization Scientific Achievement Award winner) that developed metrics to support decisions for the transition of responsibilities from ISAF to the Afghanistan Government. His other major awards include the Army Modeling and Simulation Office Analysis Award (2011), Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis (1991 and 2003), Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training (SMART) Award (2001 and 2003), and 1990 Concepts Analysis Agency Director's Award for Excellence. He served on the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Board of Directors from 2000-2004.


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