President's Message

Mr. Andy Turner

2024 MORS President: Ms. Sarah Stewart

Welcome you to the Military Operations Research Society (MORS)! The mission of MORS is to enhance the quality of analyses that inform national and homeland security decisions. Our MORS community does this through our dedication to service, our commitment to innovation and professional development, and through networking and collaboration. 

MORS is made up of diverse and talented analysts that support national security decisions. We do this through a variety of technical methods and functional knowledge that span across all national and homeland security domains. This requires agile and broad thinking and deep understanding of the issues facing our nation. 

MORS provides professionals exposure to new methods, peer review, and opportunities for networking and collaboration. MORS is unique in its ability to host meetings in unclassified and classified environments and provides a wide range of activities, events, and services that allows our community to be engaged. Currently, MORS supports 14 certificate courses, 23 active Communities of Practice, monthly MORS-Talks, special meetings, and an annual symposium. MORS publishes a quarterly magazine (Phalanx), the peer-reviewed MOR Journal, and the peer-reviewed Journal of Wargaming. This year the community has four special meetings planned and in June 2025, we will host our 93rd symposium at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. 

The theme for the 2024-2025 MORS year is, “Engaging the National Security Community.” To support this theme, my goal is to encourage the society to reflect on how we can integrate and collaborate with the community, be innovative, and better inform decision makers. Engaging the community will not only improve decision support but also provide career development opportunities. 

Please join us this year in engaging the national security community to address our nation’s toughest challenges. We look forward to collaborating with you all in our numerous services and activities.

Sarah E. Stewart

59th MORS President