Dr. Simon Goerger

US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)

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US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)


Dr. Goerger is the ERDC Director of the Institute for Systems Engineering Research (ISER) at the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) of the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS. He has been an Operations Research Analyst with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 2012. Prior to working for the Corps of Engineers, he was a Colonel in the U.S. Army serving as the Director of the Department of Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) Implementation Office (DIO). Simultaneously, he served as Senior Defense Readiness Analyst in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). Simon has served as an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Operations Research Center of Excellence in the Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York before deploying to serve as the Joint Multinational Networks Division Chief, Coalition Forces Land Combatant Command/U.S. Army Central Command, Kuwait. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, his Master of Science (M.S.) in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and his M.S. in Computer Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Modeling and Simulations from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the President-Elect for the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) and a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). His research interests include decision analysis, systems modeling, combat modeling and simulations, agent based modeling, human factors, and training in virtual environments.