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Dean S. Hartley III
Class Year: 1968
News: Lifetime achievement awardDr. Dean S. Hartley III is the recipient of the Military Applications Society (MAS) Jacinto Steinhardt Prize for 2013. The J. Steinhardt Prize, sponsored by the CNA Corporation, is awarded for outstanding lifetime contributions to Military Operations Research.Dr. Hartley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Foreign Languages from Wofford College in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Georgia in 1973. He is the author of Predicting Combat Effects, several book chapters, and numerous articles in the field of operations research, making significant impacts in four areas of military operations research: combat modeling, Human Social Cultural Behavior (HSCB) modeling, ontologies, and Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VVandA). He has also served as President of MAS, as a Vice-President of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and as a Director of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS).After four years of active duty in the Army, Dr. Hartley joined Milliken and Co and worked in industrial operations research for nine years. In 1986, he joined the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, performing governmental operations research for 15 years, before retiring in 2001 and founding Hartley Consulting, where he continues to be active in military operations research.Dr. Hartley and his wife, Eileen, live in Oak Ridge, TN.