Dr. Brian J. Lunday, Professor of Operations Research

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Assistant & Associate Professor of Operations Research, Department of Operational Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering & Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.  Responsible for course development and teaching of graduate-level operations research courses, supervising masters-level student research, conducting collaborative applied research in support of Department of Defense agencies, and serving the academic department, college, and operations research community.  2013-2016 & 2016-2020.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.  Responsible for teaching undergraduate mathematics and operations research to 100 students annually, and mentoring seven junior faculty members in their academic and military professional growth and development.  Also served as a program director for a differential calculus course consisting of 900 students and 18 faculty, and as a course director for a nonlinear optimization course consisting of 30 students; conducted and led collaborative academic research in the fields of operations research, mathematics education, and mathematics history; provided service to the educational institution and field of operations research through various committees and volunteer work.  2010-2013

Operations Officer, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Responsible for planning, coordinating, and resourcing of post-deployment training from Iraq and pre-deployment training for Afghanistan for a 480-person unit based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Training focus ranged from individual skills; common small unit combat drills, and specialty skills to include engineering, military police operations, network and satellite-based communications, and a variety of tactical intelligence collection systems. 2007

Plans Officer, 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Iraq. As the senior plans officer for the 4500- person organization, oversaw the staff synchronization and development of plans to deploy the unit from Fort Campbell, Kentucky to Iraq and conduct combat and counterinsurgency operations in a 1600 km2 area in East Baghdad containing over 3 million citizens during a year-long deployment in Iraq. Also responsible for supervision and oversight of the brigade’s plans section, engineer section, provost marshal, aviation coordination element, and air-defense-and-missile control element. 2005-2007

Instructor and Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.  Responsible for teaching Calculus, Differential Equations, and Difference Equations to 100 students annually.  Also served as a course director for a 48-section, 18-instructor, 800-student calculus course; conducted academic research in the fields of operations research, mathematics education, and mathematics history; taught military science classes; taught honor and ethics classes; and served as the department equal opportunity officer. 2001-2004

Company Commander, 16th Engineer Battalion, Giessen, Germany. Leader of a 96-person engineer company. Responsible for the training, professional development, health and welfare of the organization. Responsible for the maintenance, accountability, and employment of engineer equipment valued in excess of $15.6M. 1997-1999

Engineer Plans Officer (Assistant Brigade Engineer), 16th Engineer Battalion, Giessen, Germany. Responsible for planning and synchronization of combat engineering and sustainment engineering for a unit of 430 engineers to support an army combat unit of 3500 soldiers. 1996-1997

Aide-de-Camp and Executive Officer, Pacific Ocean Engineer Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu, Hawaii. Executive coordinator for the commander of an organization responsible for $2.1B annual engineering design and construction management of military projects and civil works in Hawaii, Japan, and Korea. Performed contingency management planning for the command and control of military engineering design and construction management support to the Republic of Korea in the event of a war. 1995-1996

Executive Officer, 65th Engineer Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Second-in-charge of a 64-person organization. Responsible for the scheduling, resourcing, and coordinating of all training with unit staff and civilian agencies. Responsible for the maintenance and operational readiness of over $1M worth of engineer equipment. 1994-1995

Platoon Leader, 65th Engineer Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Leader of a 27-person engineer unit. Responsible for the training, professional development, health and welfare of personnel. Responsible for the maintenance, accountability, and employment of engineer equipment valued in excess of $300K. 1993-1994

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