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Brigitte Twyla Kwinn

Phone: (845) 728-8118


A 35 year veteran of the Department of Defense. She retired from the US Army after 22.5 years of service as an Ordnance officer, logistician and system analyst after two assignments as an assistant professor at West Point in the Department of Systems Engineering. She transitioned to teaching distance learning courses for NPS, emphasizing the fundamentals of systems engineering.
NPS Experience
  • 2008 - current: Lecturer
Other Experience
  • 2002 Operations Research/Systems Analyst, Operations Research Center of Excellence, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • 2003 - 2006 Assistant Professor and Program Director, Department of Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • 2000 - 2001 Operations Research/Systems Analyst, US Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas
  • 1994 - 1997 Instructor and Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
Research Interests
Systems Dynamics
Teaching Interests
Systems Engineering Methodology<br>Systems Design<br>Systems Dynamics


  • 2017 - Wayne E. Meyer Award for Excellence in Systems Engineering for Teaching Excellence 2017, Department of Systems Engineering
  • 2017 - Rear Admiral John Jay Schiefflein Teaching Excellence Award finalist, NPS Schieffelin Award Committee
  • 1984 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, United States Military Academy at West Point

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Friends4Michael Foundation Secretary