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Civilian-Marine receives MORS award

By Sgt. Brandon L. Saunders | | September 20, 2013

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Janice Scoggins, supervisor, War Reserve Planning Branch, Future Operations Division, Operations Directorate, Marine Corps Logistics Command, has been awarded the David Rist Prize by the Military Operations Research Society due to her research on the Combat Active Replacement Factors Statistical Analysis Tool in support of the War Reserve Materiel Program.

The Military Operations Research Society is a society for professionals active within defense applications of operations research. The David Rist Prize is awarded to those who have been recognized for presenting research, which will improve military operations research in a respective field.

“It was really an honor to work across command lines toward a common goal,” Scoggins said. “It was great to be a part of this research.”

Scoggins was nominated along with two Marines and one other civilian-Marine from other commands by Lt. Gen. William M. Faulkner, deputy commandant, Installations and Logistics, for the analysis and advanced tools that have improved the Marine Corps War Reserve Materiel Program.

“These nominees applied novel operations research techniques in the development of policies, processes, and planning factors necessary for the development of a comprehensive strategy to support our warfighting,” Faulkner said.

The program is responsible for providing the Marine Corps with materiel during operations. Combat Active Replacement Factor values estimate the rate to replace materiel that has been lost or destroyed during combat operations.

“This study has identified decision space for Marine Corps leaders to guide our service through a fiscally-constrained environment,” Faulkner said.

After the problem was identified, approval was granted for the study and the methodology was developed. Through this study, a $2.7 billion savings in War Reserve Materiel was estimated.

Other members awarded from the Operations Research Study team were Lt. Col. David Scott, Capt. Aaron Burciaga and Cynthia Cheek.


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