Transitioning from the military? INFORMS has the resources to help

Operations research, or at the time operational research, traces its origins back to WWII when it was first used to refer to the scientific research done by the Royal Air Force to integrate new radar technologies into their tactics.  By 1941, the term had expanded to encompass research done to assist military officers in developing tactics and planning combat operations.

Since then, applications of O.R. can be found in nearly every industry across the globe. Today, O.R. continues to play a vital role in our modern military, impacting strategy, logistics, personnel management and so much more.

In today’s episode I am joined by Shaun Doheney, CAP, a senior data and analytics strategy advisor for a large global company to discuss O.R. in the modern military as well as the unique skill sets our service members who specialize in O.R. bring when they transition to civilian life, some of the challenges they face and some of the ways INFORMS can offer support!

Transitioning from the military is a process, it’s going to have its highs and it’s going to have its lows. You need to ride the highs and hang on in the lows and don’t do it alone. Get involved in INFORMS, connect with the incredible volunteers and the INFORMS staff who truly want to see us succeed as we’re transitioning from the military, and can help us achieve our goals.

Interviewed this episode:

Shaun Doheney

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Shaun Doheney is a Senior Data and Analytics Strategy Consultant for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a former Chief Analytics Officer for an Inc. 5000 company.  Shaun volunteers as the Associate Director for Training and Certification at – a nonprofit dedicated to making uncertainty actionable through education, best practices, and open standards and tools.  He is also a Voting Member on the Military Operations Research Society’s (MORS) Board of Directors, is the Vice President for the INFORMS Military and Security Society, and is actively involved on multiple committees where he leverages his experiences from his career as a Marine Corps officer and Operations Researcher to give back to the analytics community.  Shaun holds a BS in Mathematics from California State University, Long Beach; an MS in Operations Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School; and a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics from George Mason University.  He is an INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®), Analytics Capability Evaluation (ACE) Coach, an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and a Project Management Institute-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).