About MORS

The mission of MORS is to enhance the quality of analysis that informs national and homeland security decisions.

MORS has a long and distinguished history, dating back over fifty years. The First Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS), sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) - Pasadena, was held at Corona Naval Ordnance Lab, Corona, California in August of 1957. By the Eighth MORS Sympoium the event became a nationally-oriented joint-service meeting. In April 1966 the Military Operations Research Society was incorporated. Today MORS services include:

  • The Annual MORS Symposium with 700+ classified and unclassified sessions
  • Year-round Professional Development Communities organized around the 33 Symposium Working Groups, specialized Communities of Practice and geographic Chapters
  • The Annual Education and Professional Development Colloquium for students and young analysts
  • Classified and Unclassified Meetings and Workshops
  • Tutorials and CEU Courses
  • Phalanx the quarterly magazine of National Security Analysis
  • The MOR Journal a refereed journal
  • Catalog of original books, texts, reports and republished historical manuals

MORS is proud of its heritage as it closely reflects the heritage of Operations Research in the United States. MORS recognizes those individuals who have made long-lasting and significant contributions to the Society as Fellows of the Society. They are some of the great minds in military and national security OR work.

MORS is led by an elected 28 member Board of Directors and supported by a professional staff. MORS holds a DoD contract with funding from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Office of the Secretary of the Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

President's Message

Fellows of the Society

2018-2019 Fellows Nominations

Due to the significant, long-term contributions to the Society, certain individuals are selected by the Board of Directors to hold the title of Fellow of the Society. Fellows are elected for life. Selection as a Fellow is intended to be an honor and recognition of contributions to the Society as opposed to a contribution only to the practice of military operations research. Fellows were first elected in 1989 and are elected annually at the December Board of Directors meeting. We are now accepting submissions for nominations for the 2018-2019 MORS Fellow. Submissions may be submitted until close of business, 2 November 2018. If you know of a MORS member who has demonstrated longstanding, significant, and dedicated volunteer service to the Military Operations Research Society and wish to nominate him/her, please complete the 2018-2019 MORS Fellow Nomination form located below. and submit it to Ms. Sarah Stewart at sarah.e.stewart38.civ@mail.mil no later than close of business, 2 November 2018. An inclusive list of previously inducted MORS Fellows can be viewed below.


Contact Ms. Sarah Stewart at sarah.e.stewart38.civ@mail.mil or (703) 806-5689.

2018-2019 Fellows Nomination Form

Qualifications for Fellows

The MORS Organizational Manual (MOM) directs that nominees for Fellows of the Society must have demonstrated long standing, significant, and dedicated volunteer service to the Society. Expertise in military operations research or short-term contribution to the Society and its activities is not sufficient. To support this nomination, explain the nominee’s significant contributions in the areas listed below.

Nominees will NOT be eligible if he/she has been a Sponsor, Sponsor's Rep, or voting BoD Member for the past 18 months. (Waiver to the 18 month cool off period can be granted by the EC if the Nominee has served as Sponsor, Sponsor's Rep, and/or voting BoD Member for more than 10 (ten) consecutive years.)

  • MORS Leadership (i.e. Elective offices (which ones and when), notable leadership contributions to the Society, Chair for MORS committees, symposia, mini-symposia, workshops or special meetings, etc.)
  • MORS Programs (i.e., work with Symposia or special meetings, PHALANX or MORS Journal, or MORS meeting proceedings editor, Working or Composite Group chair or advisor, coordinator of special or general sessions, composite or working groups, or tutorials, etc.)
  • MORS Administration (i.e., Strengthening or adding to Sponsors, service as a sponsor representative, improving MORS office functions, assisting with meeting site coordination, etc.)
  • MORS Participation and other contributions (i.e., Symposium or special meeting keynote speaker, panel leader or speaker, Wanner, Thomas, Walker, Journal Award, Rist or Barchi Prize recipient, promotion of MORS to non-member analysts, active promoter and encourager of promising analysts to expand their participation in MORS, its activities and board candidacy, etc.)
  • Information not addressed above which the Board of Directors should consider in voting on this nominee.

MORS Fellows

  • Dr. Thomas L. Allen (2005)
  • Mr. Dennis R. Baer (2005)
  • Mr. Arthur H. "Trip" Barber, III (2015)
  • Mr. Michael F. Bauman (2004)
  • Dr. Suzanne Beers (2010)
  • Dr. Theodore J. Bennett (2011)
  • Mr. Vernon M. Bettencourt, Jr. (1998)
  • Mr. James N. Bexfield (1993)
  • Dr. Jack R. Borsting (1997)
  • Mr. Edward C. Brady (1993)
  • Dr. W. Forrest Crain (2018)
  • Ms. Renee G. Carlucci (2018)
  • Dr. Paul Davis (2012)
  • Dr. Richard F. Deckro (2009)
  • Mr. Tom Denesia (2019)
  • Mr. Lawrence L. Dick (2006)
  • Mr. George H. Dimon, Jr. (1989)
  • Mr. William Dunn (2010)
  • Ms. Helaine G. Elderkin (1991)
  • Mr. Brian D. Engler (2013)
  • Christine A. Fossett (1998)
  • Dr. Mark A. Gallagher (2014)
  • Mr. Michael W. Garrambone (2016)
  • Dr. Priscilla A. Glasow (2004)
  • Dr. Niki C. Goerger (2014)
  • Mr. Frederick E. Hartman (2000)
  • Dr. Jacqueline R. Henningsen (1998)
  • Prof. Wayne P. Hughes, Jr. (1989)
  • Dr. John R. Hummel (2015)
  • Mr. Jack Keane (2010)
  • Mr. Gregory A. Keethler (2013)
  • Dr. Jerry A. Kotchka (2002)
  • Dr. Michael J. Kwinn Jr. (2013)
  • Dr. William G. Lese Jr. (1996)
  • Ms. Trena Covington Lilly (2016)
  • Dr. Andrew G. Loerch (2008)
  • Dr. Rafael E. Matos (2017)
  • Mr. Brian R. McEnany (1999)
  • Mr. Willie J. McFadden (2008)
  • Mr. Michael L. McGinnis (2008)
  • Ms. Lana E. McGlynn (2015)
  • Mr. Terrence J. McKearney (2015)
  • Mr. Patrick J. McKenna (2009)
  • Mr. Kirk A. Michealson (2013)
  • Ms. Mary G. B. Pace (2002)
  • Dr. Gregory S. Parnell (1997)
  • Ms. Annie Patenaude (2010)
  • Dr. Alfred S. Rhode (1990)
  • Dr. Roy E. Rice (2003)
  • Dr. Stephen R. Riese (2017)
  • Mr. Royce H. Reiss (2007)
  • Mr. Vincent P. Roske, Jr (2002)
  • Prof David A. Schrady (1997)
  • Dr. Julie Seton (2019)
  • Dr. Robert S. Sheldon (2003)
  • Mr. James J. Sikora (1996)
  • Mr. Edward A. Smyth (2005)
  • Mr. David E. Spencer (1991)
  • Dr. Cyrus J. Staniec (2007)
  • Dr. Harry J. Thie (1999)
  • Mr. E.B. Vandiver III (1996)
  • Mr. Richard I. Wiles (2001)
  • Dr. Marion L. Williams (1991)

Deceased Fellows

(Year listed is year of induction)

  • Dr. Seth Bonder (1994)
  • Dr. Marion R. Bryson (1990)
  • Mr. Walter L. Deemer (1992)
  • Mr. John A. Englund (1990)
  • Mr. Richard E. Garvey (1993)
  • Mr. Walter W. Hollis (1995)
  • Ms. Susan M. Iwanski (2006)
  • Mr. Ervin Kapos (2012)
  • Mr. Lewis Leake (1991)
  • Mr. Alfred Lieberman (1992)
  • Mr. Robert J. Miller (1991)
  • Mr. Stephen A. Murtaugh, Jr. (1989)
  • Mr. Edward D. Napier (1990)
  • Dr. Wilbur B. Payne (1990)
  • Mr. George Schecter (1992)
  • Dr. Stuart Starr (1999)
  • Mr. Arthur Stein (1991)
  • Mr. Clayton J. Thomas (1989)
  • Mr. Eugene P. Visco (1990)
  • Mr. John K. Walker, Jr. (1989)

Army Sponsor: Dr. W. Forrest Crain Director, Center for Army Analysis (HQDA/DCS Program G-8)

Department of Homeland Security

Sponsor Representative: Mr. Martin Dubbs
Center for Army Analysis (HQDA/DCS Programs, G-8)
6001 Goethals Rd, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5230

Marine Corps Sponsor: Dr. George Akst
Senior Analyst, Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Marine Corps

Sponsor Representative: Mr. Andrew Jensen
Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)
Marine Corps Operations Analysis Division (C19)
3300 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134

Navy Sponsor: Mr. Chuck P. Werchado
Deputy Director, Assessment Division (N81),
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations


Sponsor Representatives: Mr. Lyman R. Moquin and CAPT Daniel W. Valascho
Office Chief of Naval Operations (N81)
2000 Navy Pentagon, RM 4D453
Washington, DC 20350-2000

Air Force Sponsor: Mr. Kevin E. Williams
Director, Studies, Analyses and Assessments (HQ USAF / A9)

Office of Secretary of Defense

Sponsor Representative: Ms. Laura D. Guay
Studies, Analyses and Assessments (HQ AF/A9)
1570 Air Force Pentagon
Wash DC 20330-1570

Office, Secretary of Defense: Mr. John Garstka
Deputy Director for Cyber Programs, Office Under Secretary of Defense

Air Force

Sponsor Representative: Mark W. Lukens, Ph.D.
Senior Analyst, Cyber Programs
Office Under Secretary of Defense
Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S)

Department of Homeland Security Sponsor: Dr. John Dargan
Deputy Director, Operations and Requirements Analysis Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate


Sponsor Representative: Dr. Michael Hieb
Operations and Requirements Analysis Division
Science and Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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