We extend our sincere gratitude to several individuals who supported us in this project. First, we would like to thank our loving families for their support and understanding during our time at the Naval Postgraduate School, and particularly as we worked on this project. We would also like to thank our advisors, Dr. Larry Jones, Professor Mike Boudreau, and Commander Brett Wagner for their guidance and insight. A very special thanks goes to Mr. Dave Hansen, Deputy Program Manager, MRAP Joint Program Office, for his assistance in our research. Without his patience in answering our countless questions and the access he provided, this project would have been incomplete. We would also like to thank Colonel John Rooney, Commander, Aberdeen Test Center; Captain Joseph Manna, Commander, DCMA-Atlanta; and Ms. Clarissa Tornai at the Joint Program Office for their immeasurable contributions to this project. Finally, we wish to thank Ms. Karey Shaffer and staff with the Acquisition Research Program for sponsoring and assisting with this project.
I would like to say a special thank you to my wife, Stephanie, and my two daughters for your patience over the last several months as I’ve worked on this project. I’d also like to thank my partners, Seth Blakemen and Jey Jeyasingam, for the great working relationship and hard
work on this project.
I would like to offer my gratitude and appreciation to my wife Kim, who at my request, temporarily put her career on hold so that I could dedicate the required amount of time necessary for a project of this caliber. To my kids who gave me their support over the last 18 months. To the other 2/3 of our combined arms team, Jey and Tony, who gave me insight and direction when
I needed it.
My sincere thanks go to my partners, Tony Gibbs and Seth Blakeman, without whom I would not have reached this point. My deepest gratitude goes to my spouse and two sons for your support during the last 18 months. Thank you for letting me do what I do. Finally, a very special thanks to my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, and my parents for assisting with the
children and adjusting to our lifestyles over the last few years.
Jeyanthan (Jey) Jeyasingam