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Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering

Major Michael J. Wish


Major, USMC
Office: Hopper Hall 228



Research Interests

Dynamics and Control Theory, Multi-agent Systems, and Applied Graph Theory

Education & Training

  • M.S. in Applied Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, 2022
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Naval Postgraduate School, 2022
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Oklahoma, 2017
  • B.S. in Applied Physics, United States Naval Academy, 2010

Professional Experience

  • Fire Direction Officer, Battery S, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
  • Platoon Commander, Battery S, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, Mar 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Executive Officer, Battery T, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, Jan 2013 – Aug 2014
  • Student, Army Captain’s Career Course, Fort Sill, Sept 2014 – May 2015
  • Gunnery Instructor, MARDET Fort Sill, May 2015 – Jun 2017
  • Marine Artillery Officer Instruction OIC, MARDET Fort Sill, Jun 2017 – Mar 2018
  • Assistant Operations Officer, 11th Marines, Apr 2018 – Feb 2019
  • Battery Commander, Battery G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, Feb 2019 – Feb 2020
  • Assistant Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, Mar 2020 – Jun 2020
  • Student, Applied Physics Program (Combat Systems), Naval Postgraduate School, Jun 2020 – Dec 2022
  • Instructor, Department of Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Jan 2023 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd Award)
  • Army Commendation Medal 
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd Award)
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Distinguished Graduate from Army Captain’s Career Course
  • Naval Sea Systems Command Award for Excellence in Combat Systems 
  • Honorable Order of Saint Barbara

Significant Publications

  • Kennedy, S., Wish, M., Smith, P., Sherrell, J., Shields, W., & Gera, R, “Building a Reliable, Dynamic and Temporal Synthetic Model of the World Trade Web,” In Complex Networks XIII: Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Complex Networks, CompleNet 2022 (pp. 69-82). Cham: Springer International Publishing. January, 2023.
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