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Overview

Welcome to the newest virtual program hosted by MORS! Designed to keep the MORS community connected and engaged, weekly MORS-Talks cover relevant issues, professional, technical and career development topics.

  • Online every Friday, 12 noon eastern time, 45-60 minutes
  • One-on-one interview format
  • Audience participation encouraged
  • Recorded and made available to members on the MORS-Talk community page
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If you have a suggestion for an interview candidate or are interested in being interviewed yourself, please contact Shelbie Jenkins at shelbie.jenkins@mors.org or 703-933-9072.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Featured Speakers

26 February - Dr. Suzanne Beers
Dr. Suzanne Beers

Dr. Suzanne Beers is MITRE Corporation’s Defense Systems Engineering Department Manager, responsible for leading, mentoring and developing department staff and portfolio management of six OSD-level test and evaluation (T&E), systems engineering and strategic analysis projects. Suzanne joined MITRE in Colorado Springs, Colorado after retiring from the USAF, in October 2008. Her final assignment was as the Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center’s Detachment 4 at Peterson AFB responsible for OT&E of new space, missile, and missile defense systems. At MITRE, in addition to her Department Manager responsibilities, she has done “real work” supporting DOT&E, leading the DTE&A Unified Evaluation Framework initiative and developing S&T roadmap visions for the Test Resource Management Center.

5 March - Mr. Walter ("W") Kulzy
Mr. Walter ('W') Kulzy

Mr. W. Kulzy is a Senior Operations Research Scientist with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. He previously served 21 years in the United States Navy as an Operations Research Analyst and Logistics expert. His experiences include Readiness Officer with Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), M&S team lead with US CENTCOM, Chief Analytics Officer for Naval Weapon Systems Support (WSS), Operations Officer for US SOCOM Wargame Center, and Logistics Lead for Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSW DevGroup). He earned a Masters in Science in Operations Research from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS); Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Virginia Tech. He also accomplished the Supply Chain Management Executive program at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University; and the Executive Program for Business and Innovation Strategy at Harvard University.

12 March - General Richard Clarke
General Richard Clarke

General Richard D. Clarke currently serves as the 12th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, FL. Prior to assuming command of USSOCOM, General Clarke served as Director for Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

General Clarke has led Soldiers at all levels in Airborne, Ranger, Mechanized and Light Infantry units in five different divisions, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and the 75th Ranger Regiment in the United States, Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan. His deployments while serving in the aforementioned positions include Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Joint Guardian in Macedonia, three deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, four deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and one deployment as the commander of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve.

19 March - COL Matthew Dabkowski
COL Matthew Dabkowski

COL Matthew Dabkowski is an Academy Professor in the United States Military Academy’s (USMA’s) Department of Systems Engineering (DSE), currently serving as the Director of the Systems Engineering Program. A 1997 graduate of USMA, COL Dabkowski received his commission as an Infantry Officer, and his first assignment was with the 1-508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team (Vicenza, IT), where he served as a rifle platoon leader, an anti-tank/heavy weapons platoon leader, and a company executive officer. He subsequently commanded rifle and headquarters and headquarters companies in the 5-20th Infantry Regiment (Fort Lewis, WA), the first battalion in the Army to field the Stryker combat vehicle. In this capacity, he deployed between November 2003 and November 2004 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Read More

19 March - LCDR Jeffrey Lineberry
LCDR Jeffrey Lineberry

Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Lineberry is currently instructing mathematics at the United States Naval Academy while working part-time on dissertation efforts as an Industrial and System Engineering Doctoral Candidate at the University of Oklahoma. LCDR Lineberry has been involved in leadership and operations research analysis in both the professional business and academia landscapes. He has performed many individual and recurring assignments in support of critical projects utilizing a broad range of scientific methodologies necessary for the development of reports and models used to review and evaluate a multitude of unique operational investigations successfully.

19 March - Dr. Ian Frommer
Dr. Ian Frommer

Professor Ian Frommer joined the Coast Guard Academy Mathematics Department in 2005. He teaches a wide range of courses in mathematics and operations research, is an active advisor in the senior capstone course, and coordinates the Department of Mathematics program review activities. Professor Frommer's research interests include project-based learning and the application of mathematics and operations research to crowdsourcing and to music. He earned the Certified Analytics Professional (C.A.P.®) certification and in his spare time, Professor Frommer works as a consultant applying operations research and analytics methods to problems in industry.

26 March - Ms. Virginia "Robbin" Beall
Robbin Beall

Since her selection as a Senior Executive in May 2004, Ms. Beall has served as Head, Campaign Analysis Branch in the Assessment Division (N81), in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Integration of Capabilities and Resources). In that capacity, she manages development of the joint campaign analyses key to Navy investment decisions as well as representing Navy at the Flag level in OSD and Joint Staff Support to Strategic Analysis (SSA) deliberations, ensuring that Navy capabilities are accurately characterized in scenarios and studies, including Quadrennial Defense Reviews (QDRs). She also leads the award-winning World Class Modeling initiative, dedicated to improving modeling and simulation supporting decision making across the OPNAV enterprise.

26 March - Dr. Jackie Henningsen
Jackie Henningsen

Dr. Jacqueline R. Henningsen, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director for Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for analytic and Air Force Lessons Learned policy oversight and implementation. She ensures comprehensive, defendable and time-sensitive processes underpin Air Force warfighting and force structure capability and sufficiency assessments; informs and illuminates leadership on emerging issues; fireproofs resource investment decisions; and rapidly collects, disseminates, implements and tracks lessons learned. Read More

26 March - Ms. Susan Reardon
Susan Reardon

Susan K. Reardon joined the Military Operations Research Society as the CEO in October of 2011. Prior to joining MORS Susan served as the Vice President and Executive Director of the National Chamber Foundation, the public policy think tank of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Director of the American Foreign Service Association, the professional association representing U.S. Foreign Service employees of the Department of State, USAID, the Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service and Voice of America and as the Director of Finance and Administration for the League of Women Voters of the United States. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California-Santa Cruz and a Masters in Business Administration from Virginia Tech.

16 April - Colonel (Ret) Timothy P. Alben, Sr.
Colonel (Ret) Timothy P. Alben, Sr.

Timothy P. Alben was appointed to the Massachusetts State Police on May 7, 1983. Over the following three decades, Alben rose through the ranks, culminating with his appointment to the department’s top position of Colonel/Superintendent on July 13, 2012. Over his career, Alben served as Commander of the Division of Field Services; Commander of the Tactical Operations Section; Deputy Division Commander of the Division of Standards & Training; and spent 16 years as an investigator with the department’s Division of Investigative Services. Read More