is a Captain in the Medical Service Corps branch of the U.S. Army Medical Department. He is a distinguished honor graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, earning a B.S. degree in Engineering Management with honors. While at West Point, CPT Bastian was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in engineering to the Netherlands, where he earned a M.Sc. degree in econometrics and operations research at Maastricht University. In 2011, CPT Bastian was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering and operations research. Currently, he is serving as an Adjunct Instructor of mathematics at the University of Maryland University College, and he is conducting research with the Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems at Penn State, Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare at Georgia Tech, NSF I/U CRC Center for Health Organization Transformation, and Center for Army Medical Department Strategic Studies. His primary research effort is developing a decision-support system for more effective medical and casualty estimation, aeromedical evacuation, and medical resource allocation in counter-insurgency operations.