52nd Annual ORSA Hall of Fame Inductions
By Shannon RussDecember 1, 2014
EDGEWOOD, MD (Nov. 4, 2014) -- On 4 November, the 52nd Army Operations Research Symposium (AORS) took place in Aberdeen, Maryland. Each year, the AORS hosts the U.S. Army Operations Research/Systems Analysis (ORSA) Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. The ORSA Hall of Fame honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the Army's Operations Research and Systems Analysis over a sustained period of time, have significantly contributed to ORSA through doctrinal or technical accomplishment and innovative development, and have demonstrated outstanding personal leadership and noteworthy achievements that have inspired their peers in operations research.The U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA), located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, is the permanent location of the ORSA Hall of Fame, which is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of leadership from the major analytic entities of the Army. Each year the Board reviews the nominations and vote to induct up to two new members annually. A 60-day nomination process begins each April, and anyone may submit a nomination for an individual. Nominees may be any U.S. Army Soldier or Department of Army Civilian, living or deceased.This year, four new members were inducted in to the ORSA Hall of Fame, two for the 2013 year, and two for 2014. Congratulations to Mr. E.B. Vandiver III and Mr. Michael Bauman, (2013 inductees) and GEN (Ret) David M. Maddox and Dr. James Streilein (2014 inductees). With over 150 combined years of service to the ORSA community, the invaluable contributions of these great leaders in Operations Research will continue to serve the ORSA community well in to the future.