Dr. James T. Moore Graduate Research Prize

MORS presents a Graduate Research Prize to an OR student in the graduating class at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). The Operational Sciences faculty at AFIT establishes the specific standards for the Prize and selects the winner for each class.

The Military Operations Research Society Dr. James T. Moore Graduate Research Prize in honor of Dr. James T. Moore (April 1952 – November 2011), for his 24 years of service to the Nation in uniform and more than two decades at AFIT teaching Operations Research and mentoring more than a generation of military operations research analysts. The primary criterion for the award is research that leads to demonstration of, or potential for, increased operating effectiveness of currently available or near term assets (as opposed to refinement of quantitative techniques or future system requirement definition and acquisition support). Research in areas other than those applied to current or near term forces may be considered for the award if the results are clearly of far-ranging impact on the mission(s) of the service(s) concerned.

Past Award Winners

2020 - Captain Brandon J. Hufstetler, USAF

2019 - 2nd Lt Lauren M. Bramblett, USAF

2018 - 2nd Lt Ivan G. Keene, USAF

2017 - MAJ Matthew D. Ferguson, USAF

2016 - MAJ Joshua L. McDonald, USAF

2015 - MAJ Joshua McDonald, USAF

2014 - Captain Christopher Jones, USAF

2013 - Capt Dana F. Morrill, USAF

2012 June - Major Brady J. Vaira, USAF

2012 March - MAJ Cade Saie, USA

2011 June - Mr. Fairul Mohd-Zaid, USAF

2011 March - 1st Lt Thomas Talafuse, USAF

2010 June - Maj Philip Morrison, USAF

2010 March - Capt Greg S. Jeong, USAF

2009 June - Major Andrew J. Lipina USAF

2009 March - Maj Larry Nance, USAF

2008 June - Maj James P. Nichol, USAF

2008 March - Capt Ryan Kappedal, USAF

2007 March - Capt Jennifer L. Geffre, USAF

2006 June - Major Ralph J. Waite, USAF

2005 June - Major Jeanette M. Voigt, USAF

2005 March - 1st Lt Earl M. Bednar, USAF

2004 September - Maj Rudolph (Reb) E. Butler III, USAF

2004 March - Capt Nathan J. Leap, USAF

2003 March - Capt Donald L. Hoffman, USAF

2002 March - Capt Ian A. Young, USAF

2001 March - 1st Lt Erhan Baltacioglu, Turkish Air Force

2000 March - Capt Roger D. Gallan, Jr., USAF

1999 March - Capt Kevin P. O’Rourke, USAF

1998 March - Capt Michael P. Doyle, USAF

1997 March - Maj Daniel V. Hackman, USAF

1996 March - Capt Wayne L. Zorn, USAF

1995 March - Capt Stanley Stafira, Jr., USAF

1994 March - Capt Craig J. Willits, USAF

1993 March - None

1992 March - None

1991 March - Maj Russell L. Towe, USAF

1990 March - Capt William B. Carter, USAF

1989 March - Maj David L. Merrill, USAF

1988 December - Capt T. Glenn Bailey, USAF

1988 March - CPT William J. A. Miller, USA

1987 December - Capt Eugene H. Henry, USAF

1987 March - Capt Daniel Briand, USAF

1986 December - Capt Lee J. Lehmkuhl, USAF

1986 March - Maj Joseph P. Dorczuk, USAF

1985 December - Capt Dennis C. Dietz, USAF

1985 March - Maj Steven J. Sharkey, USAF and Maj Michael T. Savage, USAF (joint thesis)

1984 December - Capt Thomas W. Manacapilli, USAF

1984 March - Capt Robert E. Bunnell, USAF and Capt Richard A. Takacs, USAF

1983 December - Capt Gary W. Arnett, USAF and Capt Nicholas W. Reybrock, USAF (joint thesis)

1983 March - Mr Garry C. Porter

1982 December - Capt Michael C. Wambsganss, USAF

1982 March - Capt Richard J. Baker, USAF and Maj James E. Carter, USAF

1981 December - 2Lt Wayne A. Stimpson, USAF

1981 March - Capt Robert H. Whitney, USAF and Maj Jack L. Wilson, USAF (joint thesis)

1980 December - Capt William H. Hughes, Jr., USAF

1980 March - Capt Jeffrey R. Sackett, USAF

1979 December - Capt Louis M. Gusmus, USAF and Capt Barton A. Boggs, USAF (joint thesis)

1979 March - Maj Robert J. Wasilewski, USAF

1978 December - CPT James A. Moreno, USA and Capt Bradley W. Utz, USAF (joint thesis)