This collection contains oral histories published originally in Military Operations Research (publication) and Phalanx (publication) as part of MORS's Oral History Project.

During June and July 2016, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr. and Robert S. Sheldon began working with Dudley Knox Library (DKL) staff at the Naval Postgraduate School to assemble this collection primarily for public dissemination, but also to commemorate MORS's milestones. Eugene P. Visco formally commenced the project in 1998, but two interviews date from 1992. In May 2016, MORS "fellows" (society members), in conjunction with the society's fiftieth anniversary and its 2016 Naval Heritage issue, pursued a method to reach a wider audience for their project through electronic distribution.Sheldon granted DKL permission to make the published versions publically accessible in July 2016.

Sheldon, Visco, William H. Dunn, Michael W. Garrambone, and a dozen more fellows conducted the interviews in this collection. Interviewees include Hughes, Stephen J. Balut, Brian Engler, John Honig, Bruce F. Powers, and four dozen other distinguished fellows. The collection also includes a history of operations research in the United States Navy by David Schrady and the MORS Naval Heritage issue's introduction written by Hughes. Dudley Knox Library thanks MORS for sharing the material in this collection. We look forward to new additions from MORS in future.

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Recent Submissions

  • Jeffrey E. Kline Interview (MORS) 

    Kline, Jeffrey E. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School., 2018-10-15);
    Oral Histories represent the recollections and opinions of the person interviewed, and not the official position of MORS. Omissions and errors in fact are corrected when possible, but every effort is made to present the ...
  • Dr. Dorothy E. Denning Interview (MORS) 

    Denning, Dorothy E. (2018-06);
    Dr. Dorothy E. Denning is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. Dr. Denning was inducted into the National Cyber Security ...
  • Dr. Peter J. Denning Interview (MORS) 

    Sheldon, Bob; Hughes, Wayne (2018-06);
    Dr. Peter J. Denning is a Distinguished Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, where he chairs the Computer Science Department. He was President of the Association for Computing Machinery ...
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