Dr. Hanlon is a civilian professor in the EE&CS Department, after retiring from the Air Force. He was a Research and Development Engineer, specializing in guidance and control systems for aircraft, munitions, and space systems. His military assignments included service in Massachusetts, Ohio, and Florida. Just before coming to USMA, he served as chief of the weapons lethality and vulnerability branch that was responsible for developing computer models to assess the effectiveness of inventory and conceptual weapons against various high value targets. His academic interests include aircraft and missile failure detection, guidance and tracking algorithms, and software development.