Michael Rainey, MS
Michael Rainey, MS
Chief of Data Science and Director for Decision Analysis
Mike has an impressive military background, starting as a platoon leader, responsible for mobility, countermobility and survivability operations in support of an armored task force. He then moved up to the position of battalion maintenance officer, responsible for maintaining a diverse fleet of over 190 pieces of equipment. Mike then served as an executive officer for a combat engineer company and later as a company commander, assigned to the 2nd Brigade, First Cavalry Division and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mike was responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for a 100,000 person neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, which included the execution of 15 reconstruction projects totaling $1.6 million. Afterward, he was promoted to Aide de Camp, Commanding General, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Gulf Region Division, stationed in Baghdad. He was responsible for ensuring the commander was prepared to plan, resource, and execute the $12.6 billion reconstruction effort in support of the Interim Iraqi Government and Operation Iraqi Freedom
After returning from Iraq, Rainey worked as an assistant professor for the Department of Systems Engineering, U.S. Military Academy-West Point, where he educated, trained, and led cadets enrolled within the Engineering Management Academic Program. He was also responsible for the planning, execution, and direction of five undergraduate level courses taught in the Department of Systems Engineering. Courses encompassed over 300 cadets and covered topics such as project management, production operations management, foundations of engineering design and systems management, Stochastic models, and applied systems design and decision making.
Once he left West Point, Mike served as a research associate for the C4I Center, George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia. While there, he was responsible for researching, design, development and programming for terrain-based tactical decision aids for use within mission planning.
Currently, Rainey is the president of Michael Rainey and Associates, where he designs and develops geospatial analytical processes that support logical decision making specific to an organization’s mission requirements. Efforts include the production, operation and assessment of computer aided algorithms to support the execution of the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and provide leaders, planners and their staffs with actionable knowledge products that enable direction, management and/or coordination of assigned personnel, assets and resources for mission accomplishment.
Mike now serves as the Chief of Data Science and Director of Decision Analysis at Front Line where he designs, programs, and develops data collection and analysis systems. His expertise has proven invaluable as Front Line moves into the next evolution of data driven operations and works to incorporate the medical, human performance and operational data into actionable intelligence for its customers.
U.S. Military Academy-West Point, B.S. in Engineering Management
University of Texas at Austin, M.S. in Civil Engineering
CrossFit Level 2 Coach
U.S. Army Master Fitness Trainer
U.S. Army Combative Program Level I Certified (Ground Fighting)