Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Eaton is a career Special Forces officer who has served in a variety of assignments and conducted multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He has graduated from several military courses and has earned several military awards and decorations including a Bronze Star for Valor and Purple Heart. Prior to beginning his PhD in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Josh commanded the Special Forces Underwater Operations Dive School in Key West, FL. Josh has taught a number of courses, including System Dynamics Simulation, Analytical Methods for Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Database Systems, Negotiating Strategies, and Project Management. He has a BS in International Relations and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a MS in Engineering and Management from MIT.