Jeff R. Cares, President

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phone: 401-935-9961
email: jeff@alidade.net

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Professional Experience

Alidade Incorporated 2000-Present
President and founder of a new breed of defense consultancy. Provides consulting services to over twenty companies, government agencies and academic institutions. Unique expertise in application of the New Sciences to Information Age Warfare concepts such as Network Centric Warfare, Effects Based Operations and the Capabilities of the Navy After Next. Clients include traditional defense industry analysis firms, new science start-ups and prestigious academic research institutions. Lectures internationally on the future of naval forces while continuing to research, publish and consult.

Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group 1997-2000
Operations Research Analyst. Naval futurist and military innovator. Researched and reported on the technical and operational merits of technologies that are expected to mature in 2030-2050. Conducted independent research on the military application of the "New Sciences" (e.g., Complexity Theory, Evolutionary Computation, etc.). Lectured on Operational Art, Information Theory, New Sciences and Operations Research. Conducted war games to explore and test future concepts. Occasional consultant to President, Naval War College, Naval War College faculty, and Navy Warfare Development Command staff. Co-founder of the Newport Institute for Information Age Warfare Studies.

Key member of this think tank that takes tasking from and reports directly to the CNO. The primary mission of the SSG is to develop the Navys corporate strategic investment plan by generating revolutionary naval warfare innovations. Historically, over half the members of this prestigious group have been selected for flag officer. Year-long curriculum includes personal interviews with the Naval Services most senior flag officers, on-site inspections of leading industrial and DoD innovation centers, and advanced colloquia with noted academics, industry leaders, and distinguished scientists. Primary contributor to most of the concepts presented to the CNO. Briefed concepts to Commandant of the Marine Corps, VCNO, and OPNAV principals. Author the definitive cumulative perspective of over five years of future concept generation. Conducted first order feasibility analysis, developed investment plans to reconcile revolutionary warfare innovations with evolutionary procurement programs, designed war games to validate concepts in realistic operational context, and authored and presented fellowship curricula.

Office of the Secretary of Defense Program Analysis & Evaluation 1996-1997
Joint Operations Research Analyst, JWARS Office
Represented the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Assessments Division) on a joint service project to revolutionize combat models that support national level decision making (service procurement, force structure, strategic mobility, etc.). This project, the Joint Warfare System (JWARS) model, succeeded in portraying the impact of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) on battle outcomes. Managed development of mathematical representations, software production and system employment policy.

Primary technical agent for Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Assessment Division (N81), on a hand-picked team designing and developing the Joint Warfare System. The mission of this five-year, $100 million project was to invent DoDs primary analytic tool for supporting future billion-dollar investment decisions and theater command decision making. Prescribed and adapted mathematical representations of naval warfare for a joint campaign model. Developed consensus for detailed technical requirements proposed by competing constituents. Authored and delivered program status briefings to senior decision-makers and influential operations research professionals (e.g., Assistant SECDEF, Defense Science Board, National Academy of Sciences, Joint Requirements Oversight Council). Managed Users Group participation. Monitored Independent Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (IVV&A). Responsible for project scheduling and milestones.

Combined Forces Command/United StatesForces Korea 1994-1996
Joint Campaign Analyst
Conducted Operations Plan (OPLAN) analysis in direct support of the theater commander. Performed operational level of war course of action analyses, force employment option assessments and force structure studies. Authored a comprehensive counter-special operations force study that significantly improved theater-wide operations. Spearheaded a multi-national academic project that resulted in significant changes to U.S. DoD joint campaign analysis methods.

Conducted joint, theater-level campaign analysis for force sufficiency assessments and OPLAN Course of Action comparisons. Extensive use of Integrated Theater Engagement Model (ITEM), TACWAR, and Extended Air Defense Simulation (EADSIM) to support real-world operational decisions. Designed TACWAR naval module. Member of CINCs Crisis Action Team. Sun Systems Administrator; managed $500,000 annual computer hardware procurement.

United States Navy 1984-2000

Fleet Operations 1984-1987
Surface Warfare Officer. Served in three surface combatants during over seven years of sea duty. Forty-five days of combat during OPERATION Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Operations Officer on an Antiair Warfare destroyer and an Aegis cruiser. Designed the USS AMERICA Carrier Battle Group antiair warfare defense and authored a SECONDFLEET Tactical Memorandum (TACMEMO) and two NATO Experimental Tactics (EXTACs) on antiair warfare in the littorals.

USS NORMANDY (CG 60) 1992-1994
Operations Officer. Solved the near-land airspace deconfliction challenge, one of the most troublesome Anti-air Warfare problems of the 1990s. Authored the Navy and NATO procedures for maritime airspace deconfliction. Planned and executed antiair operations for the battlegroup commander. Led 100 officers and sailors.

USS MACDONOUGH (DDG 39) 1990-1992
Operations Officer. Awarded Combat Action Ribbon for numerous patrols in mine-infested waters during Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. Coordinated a $10 million ship overhaul upon return to homeport. Led 100 officers and sailors.

USS JOSEPH HEWES (FF 1078) 1984-1987
Division Officer. Qualified Surface Warfare Officer and Command Duty Office while still and ensign and Tactical Action Officer while a lieutenant, junior grade. Organizational entrepreneur -- led seven divisions in the course of three years, often thrust into flagging organizations and divisions to quickly form positive, winning teams

Naval Postgraduate School 1987-1990
Student. Operations Research Curriculum Thesis advisor, CAPT Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., USN (Ret.), author of Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat. Developed many topics in the field of naval combat theory. Thesis research included conducting simulations to validate theoretical work. Academic correspondence with Professor Hughes and resulting progress toward a coherent theory of naval combat continues.

Phillip Morris Corporation 1982-1984
Campus Representative. Miller Brewing Company Entrepreneurial marketing and sales position in brand conscious, socially competitive promotional environment.Forged innovative alliances with the Nashville, Tennessee, music and restaurant industries.Repeatedly secured free national and regional brand placement while setting local sales records.

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Education

Master of Arts (2000), Norwich University
Military Science and Diplomacy

College of Command and Staff (1996), Naval War College

Master of Science (1990), Naval Postgraduate School
Operations Research

Bachelor of Arts (1984), Vanderbilt University
Political Science

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Publications

"Future Warfare: Issues of Technological Progress and Deterrence," Thesis, Master of Arts in Military Science and Diplomacy, Norwich University, Northfield VT, 2000.

"The Fundamentals of Salvo Warfare," Thesis, Master of Science in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA, 1990.

Selected Papers

Cares, Jeffrey R., Christian, Raymond J., and Manke, Robert C., "Fundamentals of Distributed, Networked Military Forces and the Engineering of Distributed Systems," NUWC-NPT Technical Report 11,366, 09 May 2002.

Cares, Jeffrey R., The Fundamentals of Information Age Warfare, Alidade Consulting Technical Paper, February 2002.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Co-Evolutionary Transportation Gaming: Exploring Robustness, Vulnerability, Catastrophe and Innovation," Alidade Consulting Technical Paper, December 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Developing a World-Class Adversary: Iteration, Adaptation and Co-Evolutionary Gaming, Alidade Consulting Technical Paper, November 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., An Information Age Combat Model, Alidade Consulting Technical Paper, March 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., The Expeditionary Sensor Grid (ESG): Issues, Challenges and Recommendations, Alidade Consulting Technical Paper, January 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Study Plan: Tiered Sensor System Concept Analysis Project, Alidade Consulting Technical Paper, November 2000.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Dickmann, John Q., "Information Age Warfare Sciences," Proceedings of the 1999 Preserving National Security in a Complex World Conference, The Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, Cambridge MA, 2000.

"CNO SSG XVIII Final Report," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport RI, 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Network Fundamentals," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVIII Technical Report, 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Dickmann, John Q., and Freniere, Robert W., "Complexity-Based Targeting," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVIII Technical Report, 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Warfare Networks," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVIII Technical Report, 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Davis, S. A., and Hutton, L. V., "Force Employment of Future Surface Combatants 2030 and Beyond," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII Technical Report, 1999.

"CNO SSG XVII Final Report," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport RI, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "The Fundamentals of Naval Warfare," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII Technical Report, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Dickmann, John Q., "The Naval Innovators Dilemma," 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "On Delivering Effective Fires," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII Technical Report, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Network Centric Warfare and the Battle of Midway," 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Hoyler, H. Marshall, "The Fundamentals of Force Protection," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII Technical Report, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Electromagnetic Launch (EML) Systems," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group Information Paper, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "On Battlespace Knowledge," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII Technical Report, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Future Surface Combatant Characteristics," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII Technical Report, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "On Dispersed Forces," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII Technical Report, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "On Distributed Forces," Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVII Technical Report, 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Future Surface Combatant Characteristics," Technical Report solicited by Director, Surface Combatant 21 (SC 21) Operational Requirements Document (ORD) Study, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 1996.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Naval Theater Level Model (NTLM)," Military Operations Research Society, Nominated Paper, Barchi Prize Competition, 1995.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Naval Theater Level Model (NTLM) Methodology," Commander-in-Chief, Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea Technical Report, 1995.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "The Fundamentals of Salvo Warfare," essay purchased by U.S. Naval Institute, not published, 1991.

Book Reviews

Alexander E.R. Woodcock and David F. Davis, eds., "Analytic Approaches to the Study of Future Conflict," Phalanx, Military Operations Research Society, December 1999.

Alexander E.R. Woodcock and David F. Davis, eds., "Analytic Approaches to the Study of Future Conflict," Naval War College Review, Summer 1999.

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Selected Presentations

Cares, Jeffrey R., Fundamental Methods of Creating Network Effects, Military Operations Research Society Workshop on Effects-Based Operations, Vienna VA, 30 January 2002.

Cares, Jeffrey R., The Fundamentals of Information Age Warfare, SMi Network Centric Warfare Executive Workshop, 12 September 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., The Fundamentals of Information Age Warfare, SMi Network Centric Warfare Conference, 10-11 September 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Co-Revolutionary Gaming, The Co-Revolutionary Competition, Newport RI, 13 August 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., The Fundamentals of Information Age Warfare, OPNAV Study Group, 26 July 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., The Information Age Combat Model: New Developments, 69th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, 14 June 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., New Metrics for Command and Control, 69th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, 13 June 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Search Theory and Information Age Warfare, 69th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, 13 June 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Search Theory and Information Age Warfare, New Horizons in Search Theory Workshop, Newport RI, 23 May 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., The Expeditionary Sensor Grid and Scale, Newport Center for Information Age Warfare Studies, 17 May 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., The Expeditionary Sensor Grid: Issues and Challenges, Expeditionary Sensor Grid Workshop, Newport RI, 02 April 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Undersea Models of Ballistic Defense, SMi Expeditionary Missile Defense Conference, London, UK, 24 March 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Information Age Warfare: Themes in Simplicity, Complexity and Chaos, Netherlands Defense College, 08-10 January 2001.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Computing CATFs Bacon Number, New Metrics for Command and Control, Newport Center for Information Age Warfare Studies, Newport, RI, 12 December 2000.

Cares, Jeffrey R. and John Q. Dickmann, Information Age Warfare, Strategic Studies Group XX, Newport, RI, 07 October 2000.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Complex Causality," Newport Center for Information Age Warfare Studies, Newport, RI, 24 August 2000.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "The U.S. Air Force, EBO, and the Proposed Future of Airpower," Newport Center for Information Age Warfare Studies, Newport, RI, 10 August 2000.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Co-Evolution: Game Theoretic Applications," Newport Center for Information Age Warfare Studies, Newport, RI, 20 July 2000.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "An Information Age Naval Combat Model," 68th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Colorado Springs, CA, 24 June, 2000.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Breaking Codes, Inventing Methods: A Roadmap for EBO," Newport Center for Information Age Warfare Studies, Newport, RI, 16 June 2000.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "An Information Age Naval Combat Model," Newport Complexity Working Group, Newport, RI, 23 December, 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Dickmann, John Q., "Dynamics of Innovation," Newport Complexity Working Group, Newport, RI, 02 December and 16 December 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Dickmann, John Q., "Organizational Theory for the Information Age," Newport Complexity Working Group, 28 October 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Dickmann, John Q., "Information Age Warfare Sciences," Newport Complexity Working Group, 14 Oct 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Distributed Heroics: Combat Performance and Netted Operations," Newport Complexity Working Group, 30 September 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Dickmann, John Q., "Information Age Warfare Sciences," 1999 Preserving National Security in a Complex World Conference, The Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, Cambridge, MA, 12-14 September 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Future Naval Combatant Design: Salvo Equations and Entropy," 67th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, West Point, NY, 22-24 June 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., Dickmann, John Q., and Freneire, Robert W., "Complexity-Based Targeting," Newport Complexity Working Group, Newport, RI, 15 April 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Combat Entropy," Newport Complexity Working Group, Newport, RI, 25 March 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Information-Based Complexity," Newport Complexity Working Group, 11 March 1999.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Warfare Networks: A Combat Theory," Joint Session, 66th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Monterey, CA, 23-25 June 1998.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Implicit Searches in Combat Models," 65th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Quantico, VA, 10-12 June 1997.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Justice, Barry D., "Representations of Joint Maritime Operations in the Joint Warfare System (JWARS) Model," 65th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Quantico, VA, 10-12 June 1997.

Cares, Jeffrey R., and Yanaros, John O., "Strategic Mobility and Intratheater Logistics in the Joint Warfare System (JWARS) Model," 65th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Quantico, VA, 10-12 June 1997.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Joint Warfare System (JWARS) Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance: Analytical Building Blocks," 65th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Quantico, VA, 10-12 June 1997.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Future Surface Combatant Capabilities," 64th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 18-20 June 1996.

Cares, Jeffrey R., "Naval Theater Level Model (NTLM)," 63rd Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Annapolis, MD, 06-08 June 1995.

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Naval Postgraduate School Thesis Sponsorship

Sasse, Douglas W., "Sustainment 2030: Distributed Logistics," MS in Operations Research, September 1999.

Murphy, Brandee L., "A High Resolution Satellite Communications Model," MS in Operations Research, September 1997.

Feustel, Richard, "A Joint Campaign Analysis Approach to Antisubmarine Warfare Using a Circulation Model Template," MS in Operations Research, September 1996.

Huffaker, Joseph, "Modeling the Effects of Logistics upon Ground Maneuver and Combat," MS in Operations Research, September 1996.

Silloway, Gordon. A., "Strategic Sealift Protection in a Major Regional Contingency," MS in Operations Research, September 1996.

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Additional

Qualifications and Certifications

Proven sub-specialist, Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Navy (P-Code 042)

Certified Antiair Warfare Technical Expert, U.S. Navy

Certified Antiair Warfare Operational Expert, U.S. Navy

Certified Antisubmarine Warfare Operational Expert, U.S. Navy

Joint Professional Military Education, Phase I

Additional Qualification Designator (AQD) KA6D (Aegis)

Relevant Information

Military Status: Commander, United States Naval Reserve

Billet: Navy Command Center, The Pentagon, Washington DC

Military Awards: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with one gold star), Navy Achievement Medal (with two gold stars),

Combat Action Ribbon

Language: Conversational French, Conversational Korean, Full literacy, Hangul (Korean alphabet)

Computers: Large scale software and hardware development, Sun System Administrator Unix, Irix,MS-DOS, MS-Office Productivity and Presentation Software, MathCad, Visual Basic,Numerous military and Social Science simulations

Clearance: TOP SECRET (SBI), current

Professional Associations and Conferences

New England Complex Systems Institute, Director of Military Programs

Co-Founder, Newport Center for Information Age Warfare Studies

International Conference on Complex Systems, Chair, Military Session

Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Chair, Littoral Warfare and Regional Sea Control

Surface Navy Association, Past Chapter President, National Committee Member

Naval Order of the United States

Naval War College Foundation

Professional references and client testimonials available upon request

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