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"All models are wrong, some are useful." - George Box


Mr. Raffetto is responsible for providing analytic results for high-impact decisions, contributing to problem definition and solution design, and subject matter expertise on modeling & simulation and Design of Experiments (DOE) on projects up to the Secret level. He has 20 years applying Operations Research techniques in operational, acquisition, and educational domains, 27 years leading teams and developing organizations up to the Marine Aircraft Wing level, and is a widely recognized subject matter expert with 12 years of test and evaluation impacts throughout DoD.

Education and Certificates
  • M.S., Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004 

  • B.A., Mathematics & Psychology, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1991 

  • International Test & Evaluation Association Certified Test and Evaluation Professional, 2013  

  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Test & Evaluation Level III Certified, 2012 

  • International Data Farming Workshop, 2007 

  • Project Albert International Workshop Data Farming Team Leader, 2004

Accomplishments & Awards

Mr. Raffetto received multiple awards during his career highlighted by the Meritorious Service Medal, four Strike/Flight Air Medals, an Individual Action Air Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and Naval Helicopter Association’s Aircrew of the Year.


Member of the Defense Acquisition Corps (DAC) with 7 years of government acquisition experience. International Test and Evaluation Association Certified Test and Evaluation Professional. DAWIA Level III Test and Evaluation (T&E) certified. Level I Program Management. Level I Systems Engineering.

  • Modeling & Simulation,

  • Design of Experiments

  • Optimization

  • COA Analysis

  • Data Analysis

  • Statistics.


Mark Raffetto

Senior Operations Research Analyst
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