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Dean's Corner : Biography

Brigadier General Timothy Trainor

Dean of the Academic Board
U.S. Military Academy, West Point


Trainor_m.jpgBrigadier General Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D., is the 13th Dean of the Academic Board at West Point. Trainor's former position was Professor and Head of the Department of Systems Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy.

Brigadier General Trainor graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from West Point in 1983 and entered the Engineer Branch of the U.S. Army.  As an engineer officer, he served in operational assignments around the world to include Germany; Honduras; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Riley, Kan.; and Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Brigadier General Trainor deployed to Basrah, Iraq, in the summer of 2007 and worked with the UK-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in helping the provincial Iraqi leaders improve their infrastructure revitalization plans.

Brigadier General Trainor has a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.  He is a member of the Military Applications Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences; the Military Operations Research Society; the American Society for Engineering Management; and the American Society of Engineering Education. He is a past president of Epsilon Mu Eta, the National Engineering Management Honor Society.

Brigadier General Trainor currently serves on the Board of Fellows for the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University.  He teaches courses in engineering management, systems engineering and decision analysis.  As an analyst, he helped develop the Installation Status Report that provides the Army a standardized means to assess infrastructure and environmental conditions on installations to support resource allocation decisions.  He has applied decision analysis methods in completing an organizational analysis of the Army’s Installation Management Agency and in assessing defense security cooperation programs.