David Rist Prize

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The Rist Prize, named after David Rist (an early Director) and first presented in 1965, is awarded annually. Until 2005 the prize was awarded for best paper submitted in response to a call for papers. Beginning in 2006 the criteria for the prize was changed to the best implemented study submitted in response to a call for entries. Final judging takes place the Monday before the MORS Symposium (MORSS).

The Rist Prize now recognizes the practical benefit sound operations research can have on “real life” decision making and seeks the best implemented military operations research study from those submitted in response to a call for entries. The call solicits abstracts with letters of endorsement for implemented recommendations from studies or other operations research-based efforts, e.g., analyses, methodology improvements, that influenced major decisions or practices. Entries for individuals or teams submitted in response to this call will be eligible for consideration for the Rist Prize. There are cash prizes that may be awarded: $3,000 for the winner and $1,500 split amongst the honorable mentions.

Forms

(when NOT submitting abstract through Presenter Center)

Past Award Winners

2020 - Ms. Emily Johnson, Mr. Jake Taylor

2019 - Mr. Christopher Way

2018 - Mr. Brian Rose

2017 - Denis R. Shine and Nicholas K. Kempt

2016 - Mr. Ian Kloo, Mr. Robert Greenway, LTC Sam Huddleston, Michal Haskell, Mr. Abe Usher

2015 - Brian Rose

2014 - Mr. Saiful Hannan

2013 - LtCol David Scott, Capt Aaron Burciaga, Ms. Cynthia Cheek, Ms. Janice Scoggins

2012 - MAJ Matt Dabkowski, COL Bradley Pippin

2011 - Prof. Milind Tambe, Prof. Fernando Ordonez, Mr. Manish Jain, Mr. James Pita, Prof. Christopher Kiekintveld, Erroll Southers, James B. Curren

2010 – Mr. John Andrews, Mr. Patrick McKenna, Ms. Karen Phipps

2009 - Mr. Joseph Mlakar of Marine Corps Combat Development Command

2008 - MAJ Steven J. Sparling, MAJ Robert F. Dell (endorsed by Brig Gen Angelella, USPACOM), Dr William G. Lese, FS.

2007 - Dr. Edward S. Michlovich

2006 - LTC Steven Stoddard, LTC Mark Brantley, LTC Clark Heidelbaugh

2005 - John Zeto, Mark Brantley, Galeraye Collins

2004 - Mark A. Gallagher, Bud Whiteman

2003 - Mark A. Gallagher, Anthony W. Snodgrass and Gregory J. Ehlers

2001 - H. Kent Pickett, W Peter Cherry

2000 - Michael Fischerkeller, Wade Hinkle, Stephen D. Biddle

1999 - Lee J. Lehmkuhl, David J. Lucia, James K. Feldman

1998 - Paul H. Deitz, Michael W. Starks