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Gary W Parker

Phone: (831) 656-7845


Gary Parker is a Faculty Associate - Research in the Systems Engineering Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, with 41 years of combined military, industry, and government experience in intelligence, systems engineering, and defense systems acquisition. His research areas include systems behavioral modeling, complex adaptive systems, and system of systems engineering. Mr. Parker's education includes a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University, and master’s degrees in Systems Engineering and Physics from NPS. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Systems Engineering Department.
Other Experience
  • 1997 - 2010 Systems Engineer and Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • 1976 - 1997 Lieutenant Colonel (Ret), Military Intelligence, United States Army
Research Interests
Enterprise architectures
Architecture modeling and simulation (M&S)
Information operations
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
Systems Dynamics
System Behavioral Modeling
Teaching Interests
Systems engineering
Enterprise and system architecting
Engineering mathematics
Program management
Defense acquisition
Systems Dynamics


  • 2015 - Special Act Award, Systems Engineering/NPS