Dr. Robert E. Overstreet is an Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management. His role is to help advance supply chain management research and outreach in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Dr. Overstreet engages in industry-based research and enjoys building research and student relationships between academia and practice. In addition to his formal education, he holds multiple industry certifications (Certified Professional Logistician, Certified in Transportation and Logistics, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt). Prior to entering academia, Dr. Overstreet served in the United States Air Force for nearly 28 years in leadership positions across several functional areas including logistics planning and analysis, transportation and vehicle management, as well as multi-national logistics operations. His combat deployments include one year near Mosul, Iraq where he advised a two-star Iraqi general on the care and provisioning of the 2nd and 3rd Iraqi Armies and six months near Herat, Afghanistan, where he served as the garrison commander of Camp Arena as well as senior logistician in Train Advise Assist Command–West. He also served as a sub-regional commander for Defense Logistics Agency–Energy Middle East in Bahrain where he was responsible for Department of Defense energy needs in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Syria.