College of Management and Technology
School of Management
Dr. Branford McAllister is an operations research analysis subject matter expert for Odyssey Consulting at Eglin AFB in northwest Florida. The company provides technical, engineering, and acquisition support to the Air Force in their weapons development and test mission.
In a previous life Dr. McAllister spent a full career in the Air Force, flying the F-15 and serving in a number of operational, command, and staff assignments in a variety of stateside (including Arizona, Virginia, and Florida) and overseas locations (Germany and Iceland). He retired from the Air Force to provide a bit more stability for his family and returned to and still lives on the Emerald Coast (Niceville, FL) where he had once been stationed.
Dr. McAllister began life in Southern California but departed to pursue his dreams of flying in the Air Force. He earned a B.S. in mathematics and operations research from the Air Force Academy, an M.A. in history from the University of Alabama, a masters in engineering administration (M.E.A.) from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (operations research emphasis) from Walden University. He also attended two masters-equivalent military college programs along the way.
Dr. McAllister is married to Carolyn, who is an elementary school principal with Okaloosa County Schools. He has two grown, married children and four grandchildren. He has a few passions in life besides the family: sports (all kinds, participant and fan, but especially golf), anything related to applied mathematics, genealogy, and a few others.
PhD, Walden University
M.E.A., George Washington University
MA, University of Alabama
BS, USAF Academy
Awards / Honors
Barchi Award, Military Operations Research Society, , 2001
President's Award, Jacobs Engineering, Eglin AFB, , 1999
Distinguished Graduate (Summa cum laude), US Air Force Academy, 1975
Outstanding Graduate in Operations Research, US Air Force Academy, 1975
Distinguished Graduate, Air Command & Staff College, , 1985
Outstanding Graduate, US Air Force Pilot Training, , 1976
Outstanding Graduate, US Air Force Fighter Weapons, , 1982