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Martin LaPierre Jr., DM/IST, MSCS, MBA

My name is Martin La Pierre. I am an independent consultant whose current focus is building innovative applications that incorporate the inherent cognitive capabilities found in IBM’s Watson computer system. I retired at the rank of Colonel from the United States Marine Corps in 2010. My Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) included Command and Control Systems Officer (0602) and Data Systems Specialist (8846). I was the original designer of several Marine Corps programs of record including the Ground Based Operational Surveillance System (GBOSS) and the Support Wide Area Network (SWAN). Additionally, I conceived and developed a long running cognitive modeling experiment used by the Marine Corps in Operational Testing Activity (MCOTEA) called the Synthetic Weapon Operator Prototype (SWOP) . The Model could act independently, or on cue from a human controller, to operate virtual versions of systems under test. I received my master’s degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from DePaul University in Chicago. I recently completed the Doctor of Management curriculum with specializations in Organizational Leadership & Information Systems and Technology at the University of Phoenix’s (UOPX) College of Doctoral Studies (COD).

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Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies