Larry Tobin serves as an Operations Research and Systems Analysis (ORSA) Priorities Analyst in the Headquarters of the U.S. Army (HQDA), Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (Operations and Plans) at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. His current duties involve fiscal oversight and helping to ensure that the future needs of the US Army are prioritized and met.
He was educated and trained as an Operations Research and Systems Analysis Officer (ORSA) and as a Chemical Officer. He is in his 13th year of Active Duty service in the United States Army, and currently holds the rank of Major. He previously served in the Deputy Chief of Staff, HQDA G-1 (Personnel) as an ORSA Enlisted Accessions Analyst. He has been a Company Commander in United States Army Recruiting Command and served as both a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer with the 89th Chemical Company, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment while in Iraq from November of 2007 until February of 2009.
Major Larry Tobin participated in the Army Operations Research Symposium in 2015 at Ft. Belvoir, VA, presenting a study titled “Contract to First Term Attrition”; a discrete event simulation in ARENA that modeled the lifecycle of Active Army accessions from the moment of contract until three years (first term) after they ship to basic training. The model accounted for over 30 measureable attributes and compared attrition across multiple dimensions in order to drive policy decisions for the Directorate of Military Personnel and Manpower (DMPM), Deputy Chief of Staff, HQDA G-1.