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Welcome to the 90th Military Operations Research Society Symposium! We are excited to announce that the 90th MORS Symposium will once again be an in-person event! We are fortunate to have the 90th MORS Symposium hosted by the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia 13-16 June 2022 (abiding to any DoD and COVID-19 guidance and restrictions). The theme for the 90th MORS Symposium is “Innovative Analysts Supporting Integrated Deterrence.”

Since WWII, the United States has sought to deter aggression against its interests and partners across the globe. This Deterrence is not limited to the military sphere, as it involves all instruments of national power including informational, economic and technological domains. Thus, deterrence operations that influence adversarial behaviors must naturally be Integrated across all U.S. military services and federal agencies, leveraging both non-military and non-kinetic tools. It also must incorporate government, academic and industrial contributions from all allied nations. MORS’ Innovative Analysts support this strategy by creating scientific ideas and technological advances, highlighting them to the vibrant community at the MORS Symposium.

This event would not be possible without the commitment of our government sponsors, the collaboration with our industry and national research partners, the work of the MORS professional staff, and the devotion of our MORS volunteers. These volunteers and professional staff are working countless hours to ensure the 90th MORS Symposium is a great success. We are extremely thankful to the many individuals from various organizations who are contributing to the planning of the 90th MORS Symposium. We are especially thankful to the Marine Corps University for hosting the 90th MORS Symposium.

Our national and homeland security challenges remain at times elusive and challenging. We continue to reinforce a strong foundation based in sound operations research practice through events like the 90th Symposium. We are confident that we are putting our society and profession on a trajectory that will lead us to a bright future.

We’re so thankful that you are planning to attend the 90th MORS Symposium. We hope that you continue to think of MORS as your professional society, and as the Symposium as your preeminent professional development venue. We look forward to seeing you at the 90th MORS Symposium!


Mr. David Saranchak
MORS 56th President
David Saranchak Signature

Ms. Sarah Stewart
90th MORS Symposium Program Chair
Sarah Stewart Signature

Working Group Prospectus


Working Groups

WG 1

Strategic Operations National Security Analysis

WG 2

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Advanced Explosives (CBRNE) Defense

WG 3

Infrastructure Analyses, Protection and Recovery

WG 4

Homeland Security, Homeland Defense and Civil Support

WG 5

Cyber Operations

WG 6

Command and Control (C2)

WG 7

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

WG 8

Space Acquisition, Testing and Operations

WG 9

Air and Missile Defense

WG 10

Joint Campaign Analysis

WG 11

Land and Expeditionary Warfare

WG 12

Maritime Operations

WG 13

Power Projection and Strike

WG 14

Air Warfare

WG 15

Health Service Support, Force Health Protection, and Casualty Estimation

WG 16

Strategic Deployment and Distribution

WG 17

Logistics, Reliability and Maintainability

WG 18

Manpower and Personnel

WG 19


WG 20

Analytic Support to Training and Education

WG 21

Operational Energy

WG 22

Military Assessments

WG 24

Test and Evaluation (T&E) and Experimentation

WG 25

AoAs and Capability Development

WG 26

Cost Analysis

WG 27

Decision Analysis

WG 28

Advances in Modeling and Simulation Techniques

WG 29

Computational Advances in OR

WG 30


WG 31

Operational Environments

WG 32

Special Operations and Irregular Warfare

WG 33

Social Science Methods and Applications

WG 34

Data Science and Analytics

WG 35

AI and Autonomous Systems


Distributed Working Groups


Emerging Operations Research


Unmanned Systems


Focus Session

FS 1

Analytic Capability Development


Other Sessions

OS 1


OS 1


OS 1

Special Session

Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant General Karsten S. Heckl
Lieutenant General Karsten S. Heckl

Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration

Lieutenant General Karsten Heckl currently serves as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.

Award and Prizes

For information on submitting nominations, visit the MORS Awards and Prizes pages or email recognition@mors.org with any questions.

Vance R. Wanner Award

Clayton J. Thomas Award

John K. Walker, Jr. Award

MOR Journal Award

Wayne P. Hughes Award

Richard H. Barchi Prize

David Rist Prize

Visit the MORS recognition page for full details on submitting an entry.


90th Refund Policy:

The deadline to receive a full registration refund is 13 May. Beginning 14 May, no refunds will be given. Contact Ms. Sarah Madonia, sarah.madonia@mors.org, with any questions.

Register Now, Pay Later:

Take advantage of the option to register now and pay later with the “invoice me” option at checkout. The "Invoice Me" option can only be used for the registration fee. This option will display in the credit card dropdown menu on the checkout page. It won't appear if you have social tickets, CEU courses or tutorials in your cart. If you need assistance registering, please contact Ms. Sarah Madonia, sarah.madonia@mors.org.

Employer Early
MORS Government Sponsor* Member $360 $560 $660
MORS Government Sponsor* Non-Member $460 $660 $760
US Federal Government Member $460 $610 $710
US Federal Government Non-Member $560 $710 $810
National Research Partner Member $459 $594 $684
National Research Partner Non-Member $594 $684 $774
All Others Member $510 $660 $760
All Others Non-Member $610 $760 $860

*Government Sponsor organizations include Center for Army Analysis, HQDA/DCS Program G-8; Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; Naval Operations, N81; Studies, Air Force Studies, Analyses, and Assessments, HQ AF/A9; OSD, A&S; and DHS S&T/OSE/ORA

Awards Dinner Registration

Tuesday, 14 June 6:30 PM
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172

Fee: $75 per person

Join us as we recognize the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Prize and Award winners and newly elected Fellows! This event will be held during the week of the Symposium on Tuesday, 14 June, 6:30 at the United States Marine Corps Museum. There will be a cash bar and we'll be serving beef tenderloin. If you wish to have a vegetarian option, please make sure to note that when you register. The dress will be cocktail attire.