Timothy M. Bonds

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Vice President, RAND Army Research Division; Director, RAND Arroyo Center
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.B.A. in business administration, Washington University in St. Louis; M.S. in aero/astro engineering, University of Illinois; B.S. in aero/astro engineering, University of Michigan

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Overview

Timothy M. Bonds is vice president, Army Research Division, and director, RAND Arroyo Center.

Bonds has served as a RAND vice president since 2011. Previously, he was deputy director of the Arroyo Center from 2003 to 2011, acting director from March 2009 to May 2010, and, from 1999 to 2003, director of the Aerospace Force Development Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE.

A member of the RAND staff for over 20 years, Bonds has led a variety of studies for the Arroyo Center, Project AIR FORCE, and the National Defense Research Institute. Areas of emphasis include ground force capabilities needed to meet national commitments; the deployment of Army-provided forces in recent wars and contingencies; and the US Army capacity required to meet current and future demand. Past analyses include evaluating C2 (command and control) capabilities, personnel mission-day metrics, and the military employment of commercial space systems and services. Bonds has served as a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and as a consultant to the Army Science Board.

Among his most recent publications are Limiting Regret: Building the Army We Will Need, Strategy-Policy Mismatch - How the US Army Can Help Close Gaps in Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Army Deployments to OIF and OEF.

Prior to joining RAND, Bonds spent nine years in the aerospace industry, where he led projects to develop high-speed vehicle and weapons concepts. He holds an M.S. in aero/astro engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Washington University, St. Louis.

Selected Publications

Timothy M. Bonds, Michael Johnson, Paul S. Steinberg, Limiting Regret: Building the Army We Will Need, RAND Corporation (RR-1320), 2015

Timothy M. Bonds, Eric V. Larson, Derek Eaton, Richard E. Darilek, Strategy-Policy Mismatch: How the U.S. Army Can Help Close Gaps in Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, RAND Corporation (RR-541), 2014

Timothy M. Bonds, Dave Baiocchi, Laurie L. McDonald, Army Deployments to OIF and OEF, RAND Corporation (DB-587), 2010

Timothy M. Bonds, Myron Hura, Thomas-Durell Young, Enhancing Army Joint Force Headquarters Capabilities, RAND Corporation (MG-675), 2010

Timothy M. Bonds et al., Measuring the Tempo of the Mobility Air Forces, RAND Corporation (TR-150), 2005

Timothy M. Bonds et al., Employing Commercial Satellite Communications, RAND Corporation (MR-1192), 2000

Commentary

  • U.S. Army Rangers prepare for extraction during Task Force Training on Camp Roberts, California

    U.S. Needs Larger Army, Not a Smaller One

    To meet potential challenges in the Baltics and Korea while at the same time countering the existing terror threat posed by the Islamic State group and dealing with other problems that will doubtless emerge, the United States would need more troops, not less.

    Sep 9, 2015 Army Times

  • car interior with a dashboard computer

    Sounding the Car Alarm on Hackers

    Security protections on vehicles have not kept pace with systems that control safety features, navigation capabilities, and wireless communication functions. Onboard computer networks will likely become much more attractive to hackers, whether their aim is to steal a car, eavesdrop on a conversation, stalk a potential victim, or cause a devastating traffic accident.

    Jun 30, 2014 The San Francisco Chronicle

  • Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu province

    Satellites for Rent

    Reports earlier this year that the U.S. Department of Defense leased a Chinese satellite to support military operations in Africa sparked concern that the arrangement could compromise control over U.S. military communications, or, worse, allow Chinese intelligence gatherers access to privileged military data.

    Nov 8, 2013 U.S. News & World Report

  • South Carolina Guard Soldiers keep sharp during Kuwait deployment

    Bad Stats Skew Defense Needs

    The urgency with which the fiscal cliff question must be addressed should not excuse faulty calculations when it comes to the U.S. military's operational and personnel needs, write Tim Bonds and Lauren Skrabala.

    Dec 7, 2012 The Orange County Register

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