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Mr. John Willis


Former Minerva Program Manager, 2011-2013
DoD Contractor

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John served as the Minerva Program Manager from 2011 to 2012. He received both M.S. (Systems Engineering) and B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) degrees from the University of Virginia. Also, a Senior Analyst for Augustine Consulting, Inc. in Monterey, California, Mr. Willis is a retired Army lieutenant colonel whose last active duty assignment was as Executive Officer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point. 
 
In previous assignments, he served as an Operations Research Analyst for the TRADOC Analysis Center – Monterey (TRAC-M) and for the Operations Research Center (ORCEN) at USMA. He served in a variety of leadership and staff assignments in the US and overseas as a field artillery officer in the 212th FA Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, V Corps Artillery, and 1st Infantry Division (Forward). 
 
John is an active member of the West Point-Highland Falls Rotary Club and is Editor-in-Chief of the Phalanx, a publication of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). His research interests include systems design and decision making methodologies, cultural geography modeling, and portfolio theory.