Russell W. Glenn

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Senior Policy Researcher
Off Site Office


Ph.D. in American history, University of Kansas; M.S. in systems management, University of Southern California; M.S. in civil engineering and m.s. in operations research, Stanford University; M.M.A.S. in civil engineering and m.s. in operations research, School of Advanced Military Studies; B.S. in civil engineering and m.s. in operations research, United States Military Academy, West Point


During his 22-year career with the U.S. Army, Russell W. Glenn served in Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, and locations throughout the United States in addition to a combat tour with the 3rd Armored Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Iraq. Russel Glenn was a senior defense analyst with RAND from 1997 to early 2009 after which he joined his current organization, A-T (Anti-Terrorism) Solutions.

Russel Glenn has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and Masters degrees from the University of Southern California (MS, Systems Management), Stanford University (MS, Civil Engineering and MS, Operations Research), and the School of Advanced Military Studies (Master of Military Art and Science). He earned his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Kansas with secondary fields of military history and political science. His military education includes Airborne, Ranger, and Pathfinder qualifications. Publications encompass some 50 books and reports in addition to over 20 articles. Russel Glenn is married to his wife of 34 years, Deirdre B. Glenn. They have two sons, Russell and Andrew.

Recent Projects

  • Current and future military urban operations
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Nonlethal capabilities
  • Shaping/information operations
  • Interagency coordination and training

Selected Publications

Russell W. Glenn, Counterinsurgency in a Test Tube: Analyzing the Success of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), RAND Corporation, 2007

Russell W. Glenn et al., Preparing for the Proven Inevitable: An Urban Operations Training Strategy for America's Joint Force, RAND Corporation, 2006

Russell W. Glenn and Gina Kingston, Urban Battle Command in the 21st Century, RAND Corporation, 2006

Russell W. Glenn et al., Training the 21st Century Police Officer: Redefining Police Professionalism for the Los Angeles Police Department, RAND Corporation, 2003

Russell W. Glenn, Reading Athena's Dance Card: Men Against Fire in Vietnam, Naval Institute Press, 2000


  • Ad Men for U.S. Defense

    Improving the U.S. military's brand identity demands more than just a catchy new slogan. While communications can help explain U.S. policies, the behavior of every soldier, sailor, airman and marine is what ultimately determines how civilians view U.S. forces, write Todd Helmus, Russell Glenn and Christopher Paul in a commentary appearing in United Press International.

    Aug 20, 2007 | United Press International