Jody Jacobs

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Senior Operations Research Analyst; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in applied mathematics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; B.A. in mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

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Recent Projects

  • Maturity level of directed energy technologies and their potential applications for use on Air Force Special Operations Command's AC-130
  • Assessment of demands during irregular warfare for Air Force capabilities
  • Examining potential for enhanced warfighting operations by integrating sensor data from fighters and bombers
  • Options for improving the effectiveness of air and ground fires and maneuver
  • Technologies and tactics for improved air-ground effectiveness

Selected Publications

Jody Jacobs et al., Enhancing Fires and Maneuver Capability Through Greater Air-Ground Joint Interdependence, RAND Corporation (MG-793-AF), 2009

Russell W. Glenn et al., Preparing for the Proven Inevitable: An Urban Operations Training Strategy for America's Joint Force, RAND Corporation (MG-439-OSD/JFCOM), 2006