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The annual Army Operations Research Symposium (AORS) will be held 7 to 9 November at the Army Logistics Management College at Fort Lee, Virginia.  The theme of this year's symposium is "Meeting the Challenges of Traditional, Irregular, Disruptive, and Catastrophic Warfare."  On 7 November, Dr. Wayne Winston, leading operations research expert and author, will present a tutorial on "How Excel and Excel Add-Ins Can Make Life Easier for OR Analysts."  Featured speakers include Lieutenant General David F. Melcher, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, and author Ralph Peters.  To register on line, visit the symposium Web site at www.aors2006.com.  For additional information, contact Dr. Gary Clor at 804/765-4254, or Martha Spurlock at martha.spurlock@us.army.mil.

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ARMY DEPLOYMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Army is accepting nominations for the 2007 Deployment Excellence Award (DEA).  Units that executed or supported a training or contingency deployment between 1 December 2005 and 30 November 2006 are eligible to participate in the award program.  Units and installations are encouraged to begin planning their nomination now.

Important DEA dates are

  • 1 December 2005 to 30 November 2006.  Submit nomination packets through command channels.
  • 31 January 2007.  Nomination packets are due from the major commands to the DEA evaluation board.
  • 5 to 16 February 2007.  DEA board screens unit packets to select semifinalists.
  • 1 to 25 March 2007.  DEA teams visit selected semifinalists and conducts on-site observation of deployment practices.
  • 9 April 2007.  Army G4 selects and announces winners.
  • 17 May 2007.  DEA awards are presented at the Chief of Staff Army Combined Logistics Excellence Award Ceremony and Banquet.

DEA program guidance and evaluation criteria is available on the Web at www.deploy.eustis.army.mil/DEA/dea.htm.

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DEFENSE LOGISTICS 2006 CONFERENCE SCHEDULED

 The Annual North American Logistics Conference, Defense Logistics 2006, will be held 27 to 30 November at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.  Scheduled speakers include General Norton A. Schwartz, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command; Lieutenant General C. V. Christianson, Director for Logistics, J-4; and Lieutenant General Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4.  Detailed conference information and registration information are available on the Internet at www.defenselog.com.

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NAVAL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) sponsors a scholarship program for studies in naval architecture; marine, mechanical, civil, aeronautical, electrical, and electronic engineering; and the physical sciences.  Scholarships are provided to support either the last year of a full-time (or co-op) undergraduate program or 1 year of a graduate program leading to a designated engineering or physical science degree in an accredited college or university.  The scholarship awards for the 2007-2008 school year will be $3,000 for undergraduate students and $4,000 for graduate students.

All candidates must be U.S. citizens and have demonstrated a genuine interest in a career in naval engineering.  Graduate student candidates must be members of ASNE or the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Additional information on the scholarship and the application are available at www.navalengineers.org.  Applications and supporting documentation must arrive at ASNE by 15 February 2007 to be considered for a 2007-2008 scholarship.
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