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The torch portrays analytic thinking illuminating the commander before action. The flames of the torch symbolize studies, analyses, and assessments. The saber represents military action and refers to the heritage of Air Force Studies and Analysis, AF/SA, callsign Saber. The torch and saber form an "X," representing (1) World War II bombing targets at the formation of Operations Research with the improvement of bomber effectiveness, (2) the variables involved in war, (3) the multiplication symbol portraying Operations Research Analyst as a force multiplier, and (4) the cross-functional nature and expertise of Operations Research.

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