DR. STRICKLAND was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1959 and earned his M.S. in 1991 and Ph.D. in 1999. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1981 and served in various command a staff positions in armored cavalry units from 1982-1998. He attended the Army Command and General Staff College in 1994. He served in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy from 1991-1994 and 1999-2002. From 2002-2005, he directed the Army’s premier training program for Operations Research. Since his retirement from active duty in 2005, Dr. Strickland has worked in the Government/Defense industry on NASA’s Ares I program, the Army’s Future Combat System Program, and the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Modeling and Simulation Program. He is currently the Technical Director for the MDA Threat Modeling Center. Dr. Strickland is a Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional (CMSP) and an Associate Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP).