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Jeffrey Eugene Kline

Professor of the Practice
Operations Research
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-7946


A retired naval officer with 26 years of service, Jeff is currently a Professor of Practice in the Operations Research department. He teaches Joint Campaign Analysis, executive risk assessment and coordinates maritime security education programs offered at NPS. Jeff supports applied analytical research in maritime operations and security, theater ballistic missile defense, and future force composition studies. He has served on several Naval Study Board Committees. His NPS faculty awards include the Superior Civilian Service Medal, 2019 J. Steinhardt Award for life time achievement in Military Operations Research, 2011 Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Award for Teaching of OR Practice, 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Homeland Security Award, 2007 Hamming Award for interdisciplinary research, 2007 Wayne E. Meyers Award for Excellence in Systems Engineering Research, and the 2005 Northrop Grumman Award for Excellence in Systems Engineering. He is a member of the Military Operations Research Society and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.
Other Experience
  • 1979 - 2005 Captain, United States Navy
Research Interests
Campaign Assessments, Force structure analysis, maritime security, naval operational and tactical analysis
Teaching Interests
Joint Campaign Analysis, Systems Analysis, Simulation, Executive Risk Assessment, maritime security


  • 2017 - Inducted in University of Missouri IMSE Hall of Fame, University of Missouri School of Engineering
  • 2014 - Superior Civilian Service Medal, United States Navy
  • 2011 - INFORMS Award for Teaching of Practice, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • 2007 - Hamming Award for Interdisciplinary Research, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1992 - Chief of Naval Operations Award for Excellence in Operations Research, CNO

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2017 Member, Hall of Fame, University of Missouri IMSE Department