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John Richard Boyd
Birth: Jan. 23, 1927
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1997
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

US Military Strategist, Air Force Officer. A famed innovator as a fighter pilot, aerial combat instructor, aircraft designer and procurement specialist during an Air Force career that spanned 30 years, he retired from the Air Force in 1975 and began looking at ways to reform the armed services. What emerged from his studies were two briefings, "Patterns of Conflict" and "A Discourse on Winning and Losing," presentations he gave more than 1,500 times. The ideas, words and phrases contained in these briefings, especially the Observe, Orient, Decide and Act Loop, have penetrated not only the military, but the commercial world and academic halls worldwide. The OODA Loop is now used as the standard description of decision making cycles. The US military doctrine of speed and information superiority over firepower and attrition, demonstrated during Operation Desert Storm and the ground combat phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom, flowed directly directly from Boyd's concepts. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
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  Mary Boyd (1928 - 2010)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60, Grave 3660
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Dec 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23485522
John Richard Boyd
John Richard Boyd
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