Military Operations Research: A Career’s Worth of Opportunities in the United States Army

Author: Andrew Hall, West Point

Military Operations Research offers a breadth of opportunities for the study and practice of operations research addressing both military and security issues. I have served for over twenty years as an Army Operations Research and Systems Analyst and will share some thoughts on the field and its opportunities. I will share some recent research on military operations research to explore the breadth of opportunities to apply operations research to military problems. I provide three examples of work that I have done that showcase the increasing complexity level of problems within military operations research that correspond with the career development of an analyst.