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

  • Stuart H. Starr, FS Interview 

    Starr, Stuart H. (2018);
    Dr. Stuart H. Starr, FS was the MORS Thomas Award laureate in 2004 and the Wanner Award laureate in 2009. Dr. Starr served as a MORS Director and was recruited to chair the synthesis panels at so many MORS workshops that ...
  • Michael (Mike) Bauman, FS Interview (MORS) 

    Bauman, Michael F. (Mike) (2018);
    Michael F. Bauman served on the MORS Board of Directors from 1992 to 1996. He was elected a MORS Wanner Laureate in 2002 and a Fellow of the Society (FS) in 2004. Mr. Bauman was appointed to the Senior Executive Service ...
  • Dennis Baer, FS Interview (MORS) 

    Baer, Dennis (2018);
    Mr. Dennis Baer was President of MORS from 1998 to 1999 and was inducted as a MORS Fellow of the Society (FS) in 2005. Dennis was the MORS Thomas Award laureate in 2017. The interview was conducted June 18, 2017 at the US ...
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