CPT Nathaniel D. Bastian is currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University pursuing a Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering and operations research as well as an M.S. degree in health policy and administration. 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. CPT Bastian was previously a Fulbright Scholar at Maastricht University in The Netherlands, where he earned a M.Sc. degree in econometrics and operations research. His primary research interests include military operations research, healthcare systems engineering, energy/environment/sustainability modeling, and supply chain engineering.