Allen M. Murashige, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is chief scientist for the Directorate of Command and Control, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He provides scientific and technical advice and recommends policies to enhance Air Force command and control, simulation, and analysis concepts and capabilities. He is also the senior U.S. representative to the Studies, Analysis and Simulation Panel of the NATO Research and Technology Organization.
Murashige began his career in 1968 at the Air Force Western Test Range, Vandenberg Air Force Base, as an aerospace engineer on the Minuteman ICBM test program. After completing a graduate fellowship in 1973, he returned to Vandenberg as an operations research analyst with the Space and Missile Test Center supporting the MX intercontinental ballistic missile and space shuttle programs. In 1977, Murashige transferred to the operations analysis office at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base. During his 10 years at USAFE, he analyzed war plans, weapon systems, tactics and operations, and worked extensively with our NATO allies, directing the operations analysis cell on the NATO Allied Air Forces battle staff.
Murashige was selected to enter the scientific and professional executive corps in 1987. He was assigned as scientific and technical adviser with the Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency. Besides providing technical advice and analytical methodologies for weapon system, force structure and resource allocation studies, he represented the Air Force on senior technical boards and committees, both national and international in scope. He became the chief scientist for Air Force Modeling, Simulation and Analysis in June 1996, and was responsible for establishing the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation in Orlando, Fla., and other critical modeling and simulation initiatives. Murashige assumed his current position in 1997 when the Air Staff reorganization merged the Directorate of Modeling, Simulation and Analysis with other offices to form the Directorate of Command and Control.
1968 Bachelor of science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, University of Washington, Seattle
1973 Master of science degree in statistics and operations research, University of Denver, Colo.
1988 Systems Acquisition Management for General Officers, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1989 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1992 National Intelligence Course, Defense Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.
1993 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.
1996 Leadership 2000, Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C.
1. June 1968 - August 1972, aerospace engineer, Air Force Western Test Range, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
2. September 1972 - August 1973, graduate fellowship, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
3. September 1973 - October 1977, operations research analyst, Space and Missile Test Center, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
4. November 1977 - July 1986, operations research analyst, Directorate of Operations Analysis, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
5. August 1986 - November 1987, chief of current operations and deputy director, Directorate of Operations Analysis, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
6. December 1987 - May 1996, scientific and technical adviser, Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
7. June 1996 - January 1997, chief scientist, Directorate of Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. January 1997 - present, chief scientist, Directorate of Command and Control, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Civilian Meritorious Service Award
U.S. Air Force nominee, Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award
Chairman, Studies Commitee, NATO Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development
Who's Who in the World
Who's Who in America
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Air Force Association
Military Operations Research Society
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
National Defense Industrial Association
Joint Test and Evaluation Technical Advisory Board
Department of Defense Executive Council for Modeling and Simulation, Acquisition Council
Air Force Scientists and Engineers Career Program Policy Council
Air Force Operations Research Analysts Career Program Policy Council
Air Force representative, Defense Science Board Studies
Senior civilian representative, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Studies
Chairman, Air Force Analysis of Alternatives Technical Review Group
Joint Technical Coordinating Group for Aircraft Survivability, Senior Steering Group
Air Force Chief Scientists Group