Andrew R. Hoehn

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Senior Vice President, Research and Analysis
Washington Office

Education

M.A. in public and international affairs, University of Pittsburgh; B.A. in political science, Baldwin-Wallace College

Media Resources

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Overview

Andrew Hoehn is senior vice president for research and analysis at the RAND Corporation. He is responsible for all U.S.-based research and analysis, quality assurance, and recruitment and oversight of RAND's 1300 research staff. Hoehn previously served as a RAND vice president and director of Project AIR FORCE (PAF), where he oversaw research and analyses on strategy, force employment, personnel and training, and resource management. He first joined RAND as director of PAF's Strategy and Doctrine program. Previously, Hoehn was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, responsible for developing and implementing U.S. defense strategy, force planning and assessments, and long-range policy planning. Earlier, he served as principal director for strategy and director for requirements in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to joining government, Hoehn was associate editor of the Marine Corps Gazette. Hoehn is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of visitors at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Baldwin-Wallace College, and a master's degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

Previous Positions

Director, Project AIR FORCE (PAF); Director, Strategy and Doctrine Program, PAF; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy

Recent Projects

  • Setting aggregate demand for military capabilities
  • Strategic Rethink: a series of volumes in which RAND explores the elements of a national strategy for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy in a fast-changing world

Selected Publications

David Ochmanek, Andrew R. Hoehn, James T. Quinlivan, Seth G. Jones, Edward L. Warner, America's Security Deficit: Addressing the Imbalance Between Strategy and Resources in a Turbulent World, RAND Corporation (RR-1223), 2015

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Defense News TV; Jane's Defense; Los Angeles Times; National Public Radio; New York Times; Wall Street Journal; Washington Post

Commentary

  • An intersection of gravel roads through a field

    America and the World Are at a Crossroads

    Populism is on the march across the globe. Many of the certainties of even the recent past seem much less certain now—including the idea of the United States maintaining a leadership role in the world.

    Jul 3, 2017

  • Estonian and U.S. soldiers conduct live-fire training during a combat exercise near Tapa, Estonia, April 6, 2017

    How Trump Can Deter Russia and All of America's Other Enemies

    There is no such thing as blanket deterrence. Rather, one must deter a specific adversary from taking a specific action. A holistic approach should include ramping up U.S. capabilities to anticipate emerging threats, including events that are unlikely to happen.

    Apr 26, 2017 Fortune

  • An American flag behind a chess board

    A Three-Menu Path for Trump Foreign Policy

    The Trump administration would benefit from a comprehensive strategic orientation — a basic set of operating principles backed by a set of actions and realistic budget — to guide the innumerable tactical decisions of U.S. foreign policy.

    Apr 10, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a briefing from top military leaders while visiting U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, September 17, 2014

    The New Global Juggling Act

    Areas that have long been a focal point for defense planning -- Europe, the Middle East and East Asia -- are all facing profound and unsettling change, and the United States may no longer have the luxury of choosing among regions.

    Oct 7, 2014 U.S. News & World Report

  • Paratroopers during air assault training

    Changing World Climate Requires a Dynamic Foreign Policy

    As Secretary of State Kerry and former senator Chuck Hagel outline their thinking on the nation's strategy, let us hope that they both hold firm to the strategy that has served us well in the past and have the courage to explore a very different set of political and military ways to accomplish it, write Lynn Davis and Andrew Hoehn.

    Feb 15, 2013 U.S. News & World Report

  • An American flag blowing in the wind

    America's Role in the World

    It is time to be clear-headed again about the influence the U.S. has in the world. And it is time for the country to show the confidence--not to be confused with arrogance--that the rest of the world seems to have in it, writes Andrew R. Hoehn.

    Oct 18, 2012 The RAND Blog

  • Real Roles, Missions Debate

    The United States can and should move beyond a "one size fits all" approach to sizing military forces toward a construct that shapes each service for the types of operations it is actually expected to conduct in the future, write Andrew Hoehn and David Ochmanek.

    Apr 7, 2008 Washington Times

  • America's Long Wars

    Published commentary by RAND staff: America's Long Wars, in United Press International.

    Feb 1, 2007 United Press International

Publications