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DR. MARK A. GALLAGHER

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Dr. Mark A. Gallagher is the Technical Director of Studies, Analyses and Assessments at Headquarters Air Force (AF/A9). AF/A9 is an Air Staff directorate that conducts analyses across the spectrum of air, space, and cyberspace for both the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.  Dr. Gallagher advances analytic techniques to evaluate Air Force and joint effectiveness. He functions as the government executive agent for RAND Project AIR FORCE, which is the study and analysis of the Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation for the Air Force. 

Dr. Gallagher has more than thirty years of experience as an operations research analyst, manager and executive. He has been involved in analysis across the warfighting spectrum including cyber, conventional, missile defense and nuclear. He has advanced analytic techniques in various areas including modeling, cost, risk and testing. Dr. Gallagher has served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Strategic Command and the Air Staff. 

Dr. Gallagher founded and chaired for four years the Cyber Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual (JMEM). Dr. Gallagher has served as Vice-President in the Military Operations Research Society and is a Fellow of the Society. Dr. Gallagher continues as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He has published 30 technical articles.

EDUCATION
1983 Bachelor of Science degree in operations research and computer science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. 
1986 Master of Science degree in operations research, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1987 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 Doctor of Philosophy degree in operations research, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1995 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2009 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, San Diego, Calif.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. July 1983 - April 1984, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas
2. April 1984 - May 1985, life cycle cost analyst, Aeronautical System Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. May 1985 - December 1987, graduate student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. January 1988 - September 1989, Chief, Scientific Assessment Branch, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
5. September 1989 - October 1992, doctoral student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. November 1992 - September 1995, cost analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Program Analysis and Evaluation and Cost Analysis Improvement Group, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
7. September 1995 - November 1998, Chief Scientist, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
8. November 1998 - June 2001, Associate Professor of Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. July 2001 - July 2003, Chief, Information Operations Analysis Branch, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
10. July 2003 - November 2004, senior scientist and technical adviser, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
11. November 2004 - July 2005, Chief, Analysis Management Division (J82), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
12. July 2005 - August 2007, Deputy Chief, later, Chief of Missile Defense and Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Capabilities Division (J85), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
13. September 2007 - May 2009, Deputy Director, Resource Analysis Directorate, Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned (A9), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. May 2009 - present, Technical Director, Studies and Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned (A9), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Military Operations Research Society, Fellow of Society
Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, Certified Analytics Professional
Military Operations Research Society, Clayton J. Thomas Award for lifetime achievement
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Military Operations Research Society, Rist Prize
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Military Operations Research Society, Barchi Prize
Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis, Best Paper Award
Strategic Air Command, Outstanding Intelligence Contributor

(Current as of September 2009)

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