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Dr. Samberson is a Principal Member of the Technical staff within the Nuclear Security Enterprise and Cost Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Since 2013, she has assisted key stakeholders with their decisions in the areas of: strategic nuclear weapon stockpile planning, cost analysis and estimating, tritium and special commodities, and nuclear security enterprise wide planning. Jonell is an active member of several groups at Sandia Labs, the Military Operations Research Society (MORS), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She has a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jonell enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys, whether that be out practicing and racing their BMX bicycles, out camping, or around the house building something.
David Myers has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (2008), a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a concentration in Operations Research (2010), and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a concentration in Operations Research (2013) from the University at Buffalo (SUNY).
David was selected as the 2010 Seth Bonder Scholar for Applied Operations Research in Military and Security Applications and was a 2013 recipient of the SMART Scholarship for Service.
An Operations Research Professional with experience in Government, Industry and Academia. He is a past Vice-President of MORS and has served in a number of professional roles, to include Chair of the Analytics cluster of INFORMS, Chair of the inaugural Emerging Techniques Special Meeting, and past Chair of the EPD as well as serving on the Edelman Prize Committee of INFORMS. He is a regular contributor to Phalanx and has a recurring column "The Five Minute Analyst" in INFORMS/Analytics Magazine. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). He holds professional accreditation as a statistician from both the American and Royal Statistical Societies. He is a Certiﬁed Analytics Professional of INFORMS.
Kevin Chlan is the 2019/20 Navy Fellow assigned to CSBA as a part of the Federal Executive Fellowship program.
He is a current, active duty Navy Commander with over 19 years of service. As an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot, Kevin recently commanded Strike Fighter Squadron THREE ONE, where he deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. In seven prior deployments, he participated in various exercises in the Western Pacific, Middle East, and European theaters, as well as Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN over Afghanistan and Iraq. He has led over 75 combat missions in the F/A-18 with more than 3,500 hours and 900 carrier arrested landings. Kevin graduated from the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in 2006 and instructed as a Forward Air Controller (Airborne).
Peter Kouretsos is an analyst and his work focuses on U.S. defense policy and strategy, long term competition, future warfare, and Western Hemisphere security.
Prior to CSBA, Pete was the Research Assistant at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, and served in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy’s Office of Strategy & Force Development. He has written for Defense One, Small Wars Journal, and Strategy Bridge.
Yuna Huh Wong is the codirector of the RAND Center for Gaming, as well as a policy researcher who works on a number of defense and national security topics. She has led and co-led projects on the implications of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems within militaries for deterrence and escalation; wargaming methods, tools, best practices, and recommendations for developing U.S. Marine Corps wargaming capabilities; and options for human-machine teaming in a littoral environment.
She holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where her dissertation was on non-combatants in urban operations and in military models and simulations. She has a M.A. in political science from Columbia University and a B.S. in economics and a B.S. political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.