CISSM Forum | September 27, 2012
"186 Days and a Wake-Up: Reflections from a Recent Deployment to Afghanistan"
by Brett Marvin, Operations Research Analyst, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Brett Marvin is an operations research analyst with the Current Operations Analysis Support Team of the Operations Analysis Division at the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Virginia. A 2004 graduate of University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, he entered federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow and has spent the last eight years of his career developing and applying analytic methods to study irregular warfare, counterinsurgency, nation-state failure, force structure/sizing and urban operations. Mr. Marvin's efforts have supported decision-making by the U.S. Army, United States Marine Corps, Combatant Commanders, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USAID, and Operation Enduring Freedom's Regional Command - Southwest (OEF RC(SW)). Mr. Marvin recently returned from serving a six-month deployment with RC(SW) C-5 Assessments, Headquarters, Second Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.