Dr. Peterson is a senior supply chain management, operations research, and modeling and simulation researcher and practitioner. He specializes in spare parts inventory management and process improvement within the aerospace and defense industry. He is a retired U.S. Air Force logistician, with experience in base- and depot-level supply and maintenance management, graduate logistics education, and policy analysis/project management at the senior staff level. After leaving the military, he was an associate professor at Lynchburg College’s School of Business and Economics. Most recently, he advises governmental, aerospace, and defense clients on supply chain and operational analytics projects at the Logistics Management Institute.