Lieutenant Colonel Matthew F. Dabkowski, U.S. Army, is an operations research analyst currently serving as the Military Assistant to the Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, Operation Enduring Freedom, Djibouti. His previous assignments include Company Commander of HHC and A/5-20 IN during Operation Iraqi Freedom I/II and Chief of the TRADOC Analysis Center’s Data Cell Forward, Kabul, Afghanistan. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy in Operations Research and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona. Dabkowski is the winner of the Military Operations Research Society’s 2012 Rist Prize and the Army’s 2009 Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award. He has been selected as an Academy Professor in the United States Military Academy’s Department of Systems Engineering.