Natalie W. Crawford

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Senior Fellow; Distinguished Chair in Air and Space Policy; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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B.A. in mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

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Natalie Crawford is a senior fellow and Distinguished Chair in Air and Space Policy at the RAND Corporation. She was vice president and director of RAND Project AIR FORCE from 1997 to 2006. Crawford received the Department of the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service twice, in 1995 and 2003. Also in 2003, she received the Air Force Analytic Community's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Vance R. Wanner Memorial Award from the Military Operations Research Society. In 2006, she received the OSD Medal for Exceptional Public Service and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Defense Industrial Association's Combat Survivability Division. Most recently, in 2011, Crawford received the Air Force Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the advancement of aerospace science and technology. She is a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Senior Mentor, USAF Scientific Advisory Board; Member, National Academy of Engineering