Mark D. Mandeles

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Mark D. Mandeles, according to his 1998 author's biography for "The development of the B-52 and jet propulsion : a case study in organizational innovation" for the U.S. Air Force, "won research and university fellowships from the University of California, Davis, and Indiana University. In 1982 he won the USAF Dissertation Fellowship in Military Aerospace History, and subsequently received a doctor of philosophy degree in political science from Indiana University. He also earned a master of arts degree in political science from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor of arts degree in political science (with honors) from the University of California, Berkeley.

"For the last 15 years [in 1998], he has been an analyst or consultant for government and private analytical firms, including the Director of [the] Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Air Force's Gulf War Air Power Survey, the Air Staff (Office of Long-Range Planning), Institute for Defense Analyses, Center for Naval Analyses, US General Accounting Office, Office of Chief of Engineers (US Army Corps of Engineers), Center for Air Force History, Science Applications International Corporation, OC Inc., ANSER Institute, and Delex Systems.

"He founded the J. de Bloch Group, a research and analysis firm, in 1993. Currently he is analyzing structures of future military organizations for the Office of Net Assessment.

"His published research and reviews (in Security Studies, Naval War College Review, American Political Science Review, National Defense, Military Affairs, Journal of America's Military Past, and Middle East Insight) include essays on the revolution in military affairs, weapons acquisition, innovation in naval aviation, and ballistic missile and nuclear weapons proliferation. He coauthored Managing "Command and Control" in the Persian Gulf War (Praeger, 1996), and The Introduction of Carrier Aviation into the U.S. Navy and Royal Navy (Naval Institute Press, forthcoming)."