Mission and Purpose

Mission: 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 Symposium, the event became a nationally-oriented joint-service meeting. In April 1966 the Military Operations Research Society was incorporated. Today MORS services include:

  • Year-round Professional Development Communities organized around the 35 Symposium Working Groups and 22 specialized Communities of Practice
  • The Annual Education and Professional Development Colloquium for students and young analysts
  • Classified and Unclassified Meetings and Workshops
  • Phalanx,¬†the quarterly magazine of National Security Analysis
  • 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.