the Secretary of Defense, including director of test and evaluation in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. He also held senior management positions with Science Applications International Corporation. He received a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from St. Louis University, an M.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California.
W. PETER CHERRY recently retired from his position as chief analyst at Science Applications International Corporation, where his research interests included the design, development, and test and evaluation of large-scale systems with emphasis on network centricity. He has focused on the development and application of operations research in the national security domain, primarily in the field of land combat. He contributed to the development and fielding of most of the major systems currently employed by the Army, ranging from the Patriot Missile System to the Apache helicopter, as well as the command, control, and intelligence systems currently in use. In addition, he contributed to the creation of the Army’s Manpower Personnel and Human Factors and Training Program and to the Army’s Embedded Training Initiative. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has a B.A. from the University of New Brunswick and an M.A. from the University of Toronto, both in mathematics. He also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan.
JOHN D. CHRISTIE is senior fellow at the Logistics Management Institute. He has an extensive background in U.S. Department of Defense acquisition policy, program analysis, and resource allocation, having served as