MORS presents a Graduate Research Prize to an OR student in the graduating class at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). The prize consists of a $200 honorarium and a certificate. The Operational Sciences faculty at AFIT establishes the specific standards for the Prize and selects the winner for each class.
The Military Operations Research Society Dr. James T. Moore Graduate Research Prize in honor of Dr. James T. Moore (April 1952 – November 2011), for his 24 years of service to the Nation in uniform and more than two decades at AFIT teaching Operations Research and mentoring more than a generation of military operations research analysts. The primary criterion for the award is research that leads to demonstration of, or potential for, increased operating effectiveness of currently available or near term assets (as opposed to refinement of quantitative techniques or future system requirement definition and acquisition support). Research in areas other than those applied to current or near term forces may be considered for the award if the results are clearly of far-ranging impact on the mission(s) of the service(s) concerned.