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Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Award

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Dr. Wilbur B. Payne was a pioneer in Army Operations Research and the preeminent leader in the field for three decades. Throughout his career, Dr. Payne was an enthusiastic advocate for applying methods of science to practical defense decision making, enforcing the highest standards of professionalism, and nurturing and mentoring operations research analysts.

In 1990, the Department of the Army Systems Analysis Award became the Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award for Excellence in Analysis in order to honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Payne to the Operations Research field.


2016 Recipients

Small group category

"Leveraging Data Across Test Unit Variants" AMSAA

Large group category

"Anti-Personnel Landmine/ Cluster Munition Study" CAA/TRADOC

Special Topic Category

"Communications Vulnerability Analysis" CERDEC


2015 Recipients

Small group category

"Gender Integration Study" TRAC

Large group category

"Improved Turbine Engine Analysis of Alternatives" AMSAA

Special Topic Category

"Cyber Mission Force Training"

"Critical Path Analysis"


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