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Mark A Raffetto

Phone: (831) 656-2686


Mark A. Raffetto is a United States Marine Corps Operations Analyst currently serving as a Military Assistant Professor in the Department of Operations Research at Naval Postgraduate School. Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol) Raffetto holds a M.S. in Operations Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology from State University of New York at Potsdam. LtCol Raffetto has served the USMC in the Infantry (0351), in the Aviation community as a CH-53E Pilot (7566), and in the Acquisitions Community as an Operations Analyst (8850). Most recently, he served as the Chief of Test for the USMC at Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity aboard MCB Quantico. LtCol Raffetto has been a practitioner of Operations Research for over 10 years applying the trade at multiple levels including the Squadron, MAG, MAW, as well as in support of USMC Weapon Systems Testing, both in CONUS and deployed.
NPS Experience
  • Unknown - current: LtCol
Other Experience
  • 2014 - 2016 Assistant Professor / LtCol / MilFac, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2011 - 2014 Chief of Test / LtCol / OTAD, MCOTEA
  • 2010 - 2011 Future Planner / Major / Future Operations, 3D MAW
  • 2010 - 2010 Aircraft Maintenance Officer / Major, HMH-361
  • 2009 - 2010 Operations Officer / Major, HMH-361
  • 2008 - 2008 PSD CO / Major, Marine Aircraft Group 11 (REIN)
  • 2007 - 2007 Adjunct Professor, Northern Virginia Community College
  • 2006 - 2007 Adjunct Professor, Averett University
  • 2004 - 2012 Chief of Test, Defense Acquisition University
Research Interests
Test and Evaluation in DoD Acquisitions
Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Network Science
Teaching Interests
Weapon System Test and Evaluation
Data Analysis & Data Mining
Design of Experiments
Modeling and Simulation


  • 2003 - Superior Service Award, Naval Postgraduate School

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Licensures and Certifications
  • 2013 - 2016 Test and Evaluation Professional, ITEA - International Test and Evaluation Association
  • 2007 Test and Evaluation Level III, DAWIA