ABERDEEN, MARYLAND (Oct. 28, 2015) - The Army Operations Research Symposium is underway in Aberdeen this week. Every year the Symposium includes the U.S. Army Operations Research/Systems Analysis (ORSA) Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. The ORSA Hall of Fame honors individual(s) who have "contributed significantly to US Army Operations Research and Systems Analysis over a sustained period of time, have significantly impacted US Army Operations Research and Systems Analysis through doctrinal or technical accomplishment and innovative development, and have demonstrated outstanding personal leadership and noteworthy achievements that inspired others in the area of operations research."
This year, the ORSA Hall of Fame is proud to honor GEN (Ret) Benjamin S. Griffin, a native of Emporia, Virginia who retired on 31 December, 2008, after serving over 38 years in the United States Army. GEN Griffin had nine command assignments at every level, from Infantry Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division to Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division. GEN Griffin served as the Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, responsible for Program Analysis and Evaluation, Force Development, the Quadrennial Defense Review Office, and the Center for Army Analysis, and served as the Commanding General, United States Army Materiel Command from November 5, 2004 to November 13, 2008.
The ORSA Hall of Fame is located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD with the US Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity. A Board of Directors representing the leadership of the major Army analytic organizations reviews the nominations and vote to induct up to two new Hall of Fame inductees annually.
Please join the Army Study Program Management Office in congratulating GEN Griffin on his stellar career and his enormous contributions to the Army Analytic Community.