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Operations Research Analyst

Overview: Successful development of multibillion dollar weapons systems that stretch the frontiers of technology in areas such as bio-optics, lasers and low observable coatings requires extensive and documented research that follows accepted scientific procedures. Operations Research Analysts are responsible for planning, developing and managing these research projects.

Position:  Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Plan research projects, determine theoretical aspects of problem and select method of approach 
  • Develop new concepts, methods and techniques to solve scientific and operation problems 
  • Recommend research and development projects 
  • Manage scientific programs, projects and activities


  • Undergraduate academic degree in mathematics, statistics, operations research, engineering, computer science, physics or related field (such as industrial engineering, management science, decision sciences, economics)
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve


  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the nine week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required