Greg Parlier, PhD, PE

A retired US Army Colonel

A retired US Army Colonel, Greg is currently an independent consultant and adjunct Professor of Operations Research (OR). He began his 30-year career as a section leader in an airborne infantry battalion and retired as the senior, most experienced Operations Research Analyst on active duty. As Deputy Commander for Transformation at US Army Aviation and Missile Command, he initiated and led the TASC project. Previously he was a combat paratrooper for 8 years in the 82nd Airborne Division, with duty in over 20 foreign countries and five operational deployments. A West Point graduate and registered professional engineer with advanced degrees in National Security Studies, Operations Research, and Systems Engineering, Greg was a distinguished graduate of the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, National Defense Fellow at MIT, Army War College graduate, and assistant professor of OR at West Point.

Since retiring he has been a consultant to commercial firms and US government organizations, senior OR analyst supporting Multi-National Forces in Iraq, and advisor to several foreign governments. His unique qualifications and expertise include building, developing, and leading multi-disciplinary teams confronting transformational challenges in large commands and complex organizations. He is Program Chair for the annual International Conferences on OR and Enterprise Systems (ICORES). A fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Dr. Parlier was elected to the International Institute for Strategic Studies and is past president of the Military Applications Society, the oldest subdivision of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).