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William S. Mandrick, Ph.D.

900 Sergius Way

Rochester, NY 14612

(585) 720-6106 (home)

(585) 721-7599 (cellular)


✤ Co-Creator of Command and Control (C2) Ontology

✤ Created UCore extensions for Global Force Management, COIN Operations, Army Data Yellow Pages, Position Reporting, STRIKE, Call For Fire, IED-Defeat, and Targeting

✤ Subject Matter Expertise in Civil Information Management (CIM)

✤ Twenty-three years of military leadership in both garrison and austere environments

✤ 4 Combat Deployments

✤ Assistant Professor of Military Science

✤ Taught, trained, and mentored Cadets for the U.S. Army

✤ Assistant Visiting Professor of Philosophy

✤ Taught courses in ethics, applied (professional) ethics, logic (critical thinking), aesthetics, and philosophy


Ph.D., Philosophy (Ontology), University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, 2004

M.A., Philosophy (Ontology), University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, 2000

B.A., Philosophy, State University of New York, College at Brockport, 1989


U.S. Army Airborne School

Infantry Officer’s Basic Course

Bradley Commander’s Course

Mortar Platoon Leader’s Course

Civil Affairs Officer’s Advanced Course

Combined Arms Exercise

Counterinsurgency Academy

Commanding General’s Staff Course


Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (fourth award), Army Achievement Medal (third award), Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (second award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (second award), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal

Employment History

September 2008 – Present

Ontolgist, L3 Services Incorporated (C2S2), 246 Industrial Way West, Eatontown, NJ 07724

Dr. Mandrick provided oversight and technical expertise on the construction of ontologies for the 18 military domains of the Army Enterprise. He was the primary developer of the Command and Control (C2) Ontology. He also acted as the liaison between university researchers at the National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR), L3 Services Incorporated (C2S2), and the United States Army Software Engineering Center (SEC).

April 2010 – Present

Civil Information Management Advisor, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, Riverdale, MD

LTC Mandrick created Civil Information Management (CIM) training for the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC). He was the subject matter expert in the relation of CIM to Stability and Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations.

June 2007 – July 2008

Commander, B Company, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, Taji and Diyala Provinces, Iraq

Major Mandrick commanded a civil affairs company, which was responsible for the civil- military operations in two provinces of Iraq. In this capacity he was responsible for 5 civil affairs teams, a company headquarters, and $13M worth of combat equipment. Major Mandrick’s company supported the major operations of a Brigade Combat Team in two of the most contentious provinces of Iraq.

January 2005 – May 2007

Assistant Visiting Professor, State University of New York, College at Brockport

Dr. Mandrick taught courses in Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Ethics in Public Safety (Masters in Public Administration), Arts and Society, and Critical Thinking. Dr. Mandrick also took on the responsibility of tracking and analyzing the Student Learning Objectives for the department. He also recruited and advised students in philosophy.

November 2001 – December 2002

489th Civil Affairs Battalion, Assistant Team Chief, Konduz, Afghanistan

Major Mandrick was second in command of a remotely deployed Civil Affairs Team during combat operations in Konduz, Afghanistan. He tracked and planned all humanitarian and combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. His team worked in conjunction with a Special Forces Operational Detachment. Major Mandrick coordinated all joint missions.

April 1999 – May 2005

Assistant Professor, Department of Military Science, SUNY College at Brockport

Major Mandrick taught courses on Military Science, Military Leadership, Military Planning (Tactics and Strategy), Ethical Leadership, and the Evolution of the Battlefield. As the Battalion’s Recruiting Operations Officer, Major Mandrick built up the program to the highest levels in its history. He also taught courses on leadership, tactics, and strategy at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

October 1984 – Present U.S. Army United States Army

Over a 20+ year period LTC Mandrick has served in a variety of leadership positions in the infantry and civil affairs. He most recently commanded a Civil Affairs Company in Iraq as part of the surge. In that capacity he was a key adviser to brigade staff on civil- military and counterinsurgency operations. He also acted as a liaison to the State Department (Provincial Reconstruction Team) in two provinces. LTC Mandrick has planned and led numerous humanitarian aid operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also coordinated reconstruction efforts with Iraqi and Afghan Government Officials. In combat operations he led numerous reconnaissance patrols and area assessments in Afghanistan. He also led an infantry platoon in the first Gulf War with the 1st Cavalry Division


A Repeatable Process for Modeling Multinational Civil-Military Operations

16th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium Collective C2 in Multinational Civil-Military Operations Québec City, Canada
June 21–23, 2011

Extending the Command and Control (C2) Ontology to Civil Information Management (CIM)

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) Conference Norfolk, Virginia (USA), 6-9 December 2010

The Ontology of Command and Control (C2)

14th Annual International Command and Control 14th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium June 15-17, 2009

The Ontology of Counterinsurgency

Semantic Technology Forum, 17 September 2008, Atlantic City, NJ

Categories of the Intentional World: Towards the Taxonomy of Artifacts

The 14th Annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, July 2005.

Artifacts in Philosophy

Delft Technical University, The Netherlands, 3-4 October 2004.

Design Theory: the Systems Engineering Perspective

Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Movements in Philosophy Conference, Buffalo, 2004.

The Ontology of War

Doctoral Dissertation, University at Buffalo, 2004