Wendy R. Trickey, Ph.D. joined CNA in 2000 after receiving her doctorate in biomedical engineering at Duke University. She has worked on projects related to the combat logistics force, the maritime prepositioning force (MPF), mine countermeasures, agent-based modeling of ground combat, and Marine Corps deployment history.
From 2002 to 2005, she was an on-site analyst at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. While there she developed analysis plans, collected and analyzed data, and reported results for many systems and concepts including Dragon Eye and the Expeditionary Tactical Communications System. From 2007 to 2009, she was an on-site scientific analyst for Headquarters Marine Corps, Programs and Resources (P&R), Program Assessment and Evaluation (PA&E). Her primary work at PA&E involved developing the organization’s analysis process and conducting a ground mobility study.
In recent years, her work has focused on multiple Marine Corps topics: rebuilding amphibious MEB capabilities; linking USMC resources and readiness; determining how equipment maintenance requirements impact MPF arrival and assembly operations; and total life-cycle management. She has also worked on a study involving the analysis of F/A-18 flight trends. In December 2011 she became the scientific analyst for P&R. In May 2012 she became the scientific analyst for Installations & Logistics.