President's Message

Mr. Andy Turner

2023 MORS President: Dr. Andy Turner

We welcome you to the Military Operations Research Society (MORS)! 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. The mission of MORS is to enhance the quality of analyses that inform national and homeland security decisions. The national security analysis community is comprised of experts specializing in individual or multiple methods and techniques such as regression analysis, queuing theory, wargaming, network analysis, and modeling and simulation. Furthermore, these experts apply their disciplines over multiple domains (e.g., air, cyber, land, sea, space) in equally diverse areas, such as irregular warfare, manpower & personnel, intelligence & cyber operations, and military logistics. This makes MORS an intellectually robust professional society.

MORS is unique among professional societies as it provides a forum for professionals to engage, present their work, and learn in unclassified and classified environments. MORS hosts a wide range of activities, events, and mechanisms that allows our vibrant community to come together under this banner. Currently, MORS supports 10+ unique certificate courses; 23 Communities of Practice; 4-5 workshops a year; a monthly MORS-Talks series; a quarterly magazine called the Phalanx, peer-reviewed MOR Journal, and the peer-reviewed Journal of Wargaming; and a yearly symposium. In June, we held our 91st symposium at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY. These forums are conducted at unclassified and classified levels.

The theme for the 2023-2024 MORS year is, “Advancing Analytical Leadership.” To support this theme, my goal is to encourage the society to reflect on how we can grow analytical leaders, develop ourselves into analytical leaders, and how we may bring our leadership and guidance beyond the walls of analysis into other domains.

Please join us this year in addressing the nation’s toughest challenges. We look forward to working with you all in our numerous activities.

Andrew J. Turner
58th MORS President