The Tisdale Graduate Research Prize

MORS presents a Graduate Research Prize to an OR student in the graduating class at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The OR faculty at NPS establish the specific standards for the Prize and select the winner for each class.

The Military Operations Research Society Stephen A. Tisdale Prize in honor of LCDR Stephen A. Tisdale, the winner of the Prize in September 1989 who was killed in a military aircraft accident on March 21, 1991 while serving with Patrol Squadron 50. 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.

Naval Postgraduate School Winners

2020 March - LT Jon Bermudez, USN

2019 June - Capt Courtney Thompson, USMC

2019 March - LCDR Adam Hilliard, USN

2018 September - LT Eric Fields

2018 June - Maj Nicholas Freeman, USMC

2018 March - LT John Tanalega

2017 September - LT Will Beaumont

2017 June - Sqn Ldr Salman Aleem, Pakistan Air Force and MAJ Manuel Loewer, German Army

2017 March - LT Allison Hogarth, USN

2016 September - CPT Roey Ben-Yoash, ISRAELI Army

2016 June - Capt Gregory Zerr, USMC

2016 March - LCDR Korban Blackburn

2015 September - LCDR John Sprague, USN

2015 June - LTC Christoph Hof, German Army

2015 March - LT Timothy Shaffer,USN

2014 December - Major Ryan D. Colton, USMC

2014 September - LT Christian Seymour, USN

2014 June - Captain Christopher Wood, USMC

2014 March - LT David C. Hebert, USN

2013 September - LCDR J. Ryan McLlaughlin, USN

2013 June - 1st LT Begum Ozcan, Turkish Air Force

2013 March - LCDR Phillip Moilevsky, USN

2012 December - MAJ Pete Nesbitt, USA

2012 June - Major Michael Kevin Chankij, USMC

2012 March - LCDR Walter W. Kulzy, USN

2011 September - Maj Christian Klaus, German Army

2011 June - Captain Maro D. Enoka, USMC

2011 June - Captain Joseph D. Rix, USMC

2011 March - LT Leslie A. Slootmaker, USN

2010 September - LT Kevin M. Moeller, USN

2010 June - Capt Timothy J. Merkle, USMC

2010 March - LT Kenneth L. Byers, Jr., USN

2009 December - Maj Charles Weko, USAR

2009 September - Captain Marco Draeger, German Army

2009 June - Captain Paul J. Nicholas, USMC

2009 March - LT Stephen Mark Valerio, USN

2008 December - CAPT Ong Cher Howe, Singapore Army

2008 March - LT Benjamin P. Abbott, USN

2007 December - MAJ Ryan R. Squires, USA

2007 September - Maj Daniel N. Reber, USMC

2007 June - LT Matthew W. Foster, USN

2007 March - LT Jamie L. Edens, USN

2006 September - LCDR Jason A. Bridges, USN

2006 June - MAJ Raymond Y. Shetzline, III, USA

2006 March - Major Axel Weber, German Army

2005 September - Capt Koichi Takagi, USMC

2005 June - CPT Gary R. Kramlich II, USA

2004 September - Capt Paul Schneider, USMC

2004 June - CPT Joseph M. Lindquist, USA

2004 March - LT Douglas D. Diehl, USN

2003 September - Maj John H. Bruggeman, USMC

2003 June - Major Gregory Rouillard, USMC

2002 September - Maj Casey C. Travers, USMC and Maj Samuel P. Mowery, USMC

2002 June - 1Lt Arif Ipekci, Turkish Army

2002 March - LT Cory L. Culver, USN

2001 September - Maj William C. Vinyard, USMC

2001 June - LT Jonathan B Haynes, USN

2000 December - LT Julia M. Lopez, USN

2000 September - Maj Peter Baumgarten, USMC

2000 June - LT Gregory Chapman, USN

1999 December - LCDR Thomas V. Evanoff, USN

1999 September - LT Jack S. Thomas, USN

1999 March - LCDR James R. Townsend, USN

1998 September - MAJ Arent Arntzen, RNAF

1998 March - LT Scott D. Kuykendall, USN

1997 September - LT Curt A. Renshaw, USN

1997 March - LT James R. Wimmer, USN

1996 September - Capt Matthew T. Sampson USMC

1996 March - LT Craig T. Schauppner, USN

1995 September - MAJ Robert G. Syvertson USA

1995 March - LT Daniel B. Widdis, USN

1994 September - Capt M. David van Kan USMC

1994 March - LT Glen C. Robillard, USN

1993 September - LT David L. Schiffman, USN

1993 March - LT R. Chandler Swallow, USN

1992 September - LT Richard Brown, USN

1992 March - LT Richard P. Bodziak, USN and LT Michael S. Viland, USN (joint thesis)

1991 September - LT Shawn Cali, USN and LT Eric M. Campbell, USN

1991 March - LCDR Craig H. Cowen, USN

1990 September - LT Vance S. Tisdale, USN

1990 March - LT John C. Sterling, Jr. USN

1989 September - LCDR Stephen A. Tisdale, USN

1989 March - LCDR Jeffery P. Bennett, USN and LT Katie P. Thurman, USN

1988 September - LCDR Keith T. Adams, USN

1988 March - Capt Paul R. Yorio, USMC

1987 September - LT Robert M. Hennegan, USN and Capt Stephen H. Rapp, USMC

1987 March - LT Douglas T. Biesel, USN

1986 September - LT Patrick Kevin Peppe, USN

1986 March - Capt Dean D. DeWolfe, USMC

1985 September - LCDR Gene Gygax, USN

1985 March - LT Clarke E. Goodman, Jr., USN

1984 September - CPT David C. Brown, USA

1984 March - LCDR Richard B. Grahlman, USN

1983 June - CPT Gregory H. Parlier, USA

1983 March - LCDR Thomas A. Bunker, SC USN

1982 September - LT Michael P. Agor, USN

1982 March - LT Paul S. Fischbeck, USN

1981 September - CPT James N. Richmann, USA

1981 March - LT Ted R. Mixon, USN

1980 September - LCDR Alfred G. Hutchins, Jr., USN and LT Paul G. Sherland, USN (joint thesis)

1979 September - LCDR Jimmy W. Parker, USN

1979 March - MAJ W. Scott Wallace, USA & CAPT E. Gordon Hagewood, USA

1978 October - LCDR Steve Woodall, USN