Naval Warfare Studies Institute Professor of Practice Captain Jeff Kline
Jeff Kline attended the University of Missouri, School of Engineering, graduating with honors in Industrial Engineering, and received his Navy commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in 1979. His initial sea tour was in USS MOOSBRUGGER (DD-980) serving as Gunnery Officer and Navigator. Jeff's following sea tours included assignments as propulsion officer in USS RANGER (CV-61), Combat Systems Officer in USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG-32), Operations Officer for Tactical Destroyer Squadron 32, Commanding Officer of USS AQUILA (PHM-4), Commanding Officer of USS CUSHING (DD-985), and Deputy Operations Officer of COMSIXTHFLT. His shore tours include Marine Corps Landing Force Training Command, Pacific as an instructor in Naval Gunfire and Supporting Arms, Naval Postgraduate School as a student in Operations Research graduating with honors, and Office of the Secretary of Defense as a Naval Analyst. Jeff is also a 1997 honors graduate of the National War College in Washington D.C.
Jeff Kline is currently a Professor of Practice of Military Operations Research in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Operations Research department and is the Director of NPS’s Naval Warfare Studies Institute. In addition to teaching courses in Joint Campaign Analysis, risk assessment and systems analysis, he supports applied analytical research in maritime operations and security, tactical analysis, and future force composition studies. He has served on the CNO’s Advisory Board for Fleet Architecture and several Naval Study Board Committees. His awards include the J. Steinhardt Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Operations Research, Superior Civilian Service Medal, and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Award for Teaching of OR Practice. He is a member of the University of Missouri’s Industrial Management Systems Engineering Hall of Fame, the Military Operations Research Society and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.