President's Message

Brian Morgan

Thank you for your interest in the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). The field of Operations Research, and therefore MORS, has an honored and unique place in history due to its impacts upon military and security operations of (at least) the last 50 years.

The MORS community is comprised of diverse and disparate analytical talent throughout the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community and their international counterparts. However, MORS is often described as a close family, reaching across any barriers to overcome the most significant generational challenges. Together, we support and defend our common ideology based upon life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness throughout the globe. We take oaths to these principles and fulfill them without prejudice or bias by applying the scientific method to national security and defense missions, both at home and abroad. As ethical scientists, our greater common cause is fundamentally also rooted in principles such as transparency and repeatability.

To accomplish this, we host a wide range of activities, events and mechanisms that allows our vibrant community to come together under this banner, to share ideas and to innovate. I invite you to participate regardless of your work title (optimizer, wargamer, analyst, engineer), experience (early, mid, senior career), affiliation (civilian, military, student, contractor) or preferred medium (scientific article, meeting, MORS-Talk, professional development course).

Underpinning all of these is the significant support of six U.S. Government Sponsors that provide financial support, ideas leadership and the ability to host classified meetings and discussions. Without them, the MORS community would not be able to accomplish our Mission and Purpose. In addition, MORS relies on diverse expertise and contributions from our Governance and Leaership, Partners, Fellows, Sustaining Contributors and International Advisors. Without them, MORS could not effectively advance the field.

I have found a home in the MORS community and I sincerely hope that you do as well.

David Saranchak

MORS President