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The Tisdale Graduate Research Prize

MORS presents a Graduate Research Prize to an OR student in the graduating class at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The prize consists of a $200 honorarium and a certificate. The OR faculty at NPS establish the specific standards for the Prize and select the winner for each class.

The Military Operations Research Society Stephen A. Tisdale Prize in honor of LCDR Stephen A. Tisdale, the winner of the Prize in September 1989 who was killed in a military aircraft accident on March 21, 1991 while serving with Patrol Squadron 50. 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.
 
Naval Postgraduate School Winners
  • December2012: MAJ Pete Nesbitt, USA
  • June 2012: Major Michael Kevin Chankij, USMC 
  • March 2012: LCDR Walter W. Kulzy, USN 
  • September 2011: Maj Christian Klaus, German Army 
  • June 2011: Captain Maro D. Enoka, USMC
  • June 2011: Captain Joseph D. Rix, USMC
  • March 2011: LT Leslie A. Slootmaker, USN
  • September 2010: LT Kevin M. Moeller, USN
  • June 2010: Capt Timothy J. Merkle, USMC 
  • March 2010: LT Kenneth L. Byers, Jr., USN
  • December 2009: Maj Charles Weko, USAR 
  • September 2009: Captain Marco Draeger, German Army
  • June 2009: Captain Paul J. Nicholas, USMC  
  • March 2009: LT Stephen Mark Valerio, USN
  • December 2008: CAPT Ong Cher Howe, Singapore Army
  • March 2008: LT Benjamin P. Abbott, USN
  • December 2007: MAJ Ryan R. Squires, USA
  • September 2007: Maj Daniel N. Reber, USMC
  • June 2007: LT Matthew W. Foster, USN
  • March 2007: LT Jamie L. Edens, USN 
  • September 2006: LCDR Jason A. Bridges, USN
  • June 2006: MAJ Raymond Y. Shetzline, III, USA
  • March 2006: Major Axel Weber, German Army
  • September 2005: Capt Koichi Takagi, USMC
  • June 2005: CPT Gary R. Kramlich II, USA
  • September 2004: Capt Paul Schneider, USMC 
  • June 2004: CPT Joseph M. Lindquist, USA
  • March 2004: LT Douglas D. Diehl, USN
  • September 2003: Maj John H. Bruggeman, USMC
  • June 2003: Major Gregory Rouillard, USMC
  • September 2002: Maj Casey C. Travers, USMC and Maj Samuel P. Mowery, USMC
  • June 2002: 1Lt Arif Ipekci, Turkish Army
  • March 2002: LT Cory L. Culver, USN
  • September 2001: Maj William C. Vinyard, USMC
  • June 2001: LT Jonathan B Haynes, USN
  • December 2000: LT Julia M. Lopez, USN
  • September 2000: Maj Peter Baumgarten, USMC
  • June 2000: LT Gregory Chapman, USN
  • December 1999: LCDR Thomas V. Evanoff, USN
  • September 1999: LT Jack S. Thomas, USN
  • March 1999: LCDR James R. Townsend, USN
  • September 1998: MAJ Arent Arntzen, RNAF
  • March 1998: LT Scott D. Kuykendall, USN
  • September 1997: LT Curt A. Renshaw, USN
  • March 1997: LT James R. Wimmer, USN
  • September 1996: Capt Matthew T. Sampson USMC
  • March 1996: LT Craig T. Schauppner, USN
  • September 1995: MAJ Robert G. Syvertson USA
  • March 1995: LT Daniel B. Widdis, USN
  • September 1994: Capt M. David van Kan USMC
  • March 1994: LT Glen C. Robillard, USN
  • September 1993: LT David L. Schiffman, USN
  • March 1993: LT R. Chandler Swallow, USN
  • September 1992: LT Richard Brown, USN
  • March 1992: LT Richard P. Bodziak, USN and LT Michael S. Viland, USN (joint thesis)
  • September 1991: LT Shawn Cali, USN and LT Eric M. Campbell, USN 
  • March 1991: LCDR Craig H. Cowen, USN
  • September 1990: LT Vance S. Tisdale, USN
  • March 1990: LT John C. Sterling, Jr. USN
  • September 1989: LCDR Stephen A. Tisdale, USN
  • March 1989: LCDR Jeffery P. Bennett, USN and LT Katie P. Thurman, USN
  • September 1988: LCDR Keith T. Adams, USN
  • March 1988: Capt Paul R. Yorio, USMC
  • September 1987: LT Robert M. Hennegan, USN and Capt Stephen H. Rapp, USMC
  • March 1987: LT Douglas T. Biesel, USN
  • September 1986: LT Patrick Kevin Peppe, USN
  • March 1986: Capt Dean D. DeWolfe, USMC
  • September 1985: LCDR Gene Gygax, USN
  • March 1985: LT Clarke E. Goodman, Jr., USN
  • September 1984: CPT David C. Brown, USA
  • March 1984: LCDR Richard B. Grahlman, USN
  • June 1983: CPT Gregory H. Parlier, USA
  • March 1983: LCDR Thomas A. Bunker, SC USN
  • September 1982: LT Michael P. Agor, USN
  • March 1982: LT Paul S. Fischbeck, USN
  • September 1981: CPT James N. Richmann, USA
  • March 1981: LT Ted R. Mixon, USN
  • September 1980: LCDR Alfred G. Hutchins, Jr., USN and LT Paul G. Sherland, USN (joint thesis)
  • September 1979: LCDR Jimmy W. Parker, USN
  • March 1979: MAJ W. Scott Wallace, USA & CAPT E. Gordon Hagewood, USA
  • October 1978: LCDR Steve Woodall, USN
 

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