Sociocultural Factors of Decision Making During Military Operations

Missions such as humanitarian intervention, security and defense support for civil authorities, and stability operations require Soldiers to make complex decisions in dynamic environments. Unfortunately, relatively little decision making research has focused on the Soldier’s/Commander’s own sociocultural attributes and how such attributes may affect decision making processes. To fill this gap, we are building statistical models of sociocultural attributes (or factors) hypothesized to play a role in Soldier/Commander decision making. Results of this research will inform and motivate the development of advanced decision support technology and associated military doctrine.

We are looking for highly ambitious graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to collaborate with us on this project. Please get in touch if you are interested.