Stuart E. Johnson is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, where he directs studies that focus on national security strategy and the forces and resources needed to implement the strategy.
From 2002 to 2007, Johnson served as director of research in the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at National Defense University (NDU), where he directed a program analyzing the future U.S. national security environment and how to translate that into choices for defense policy and planning. From 1997 to 2002, Johnson directed the International Security and Defense Policy Center within the RAND National Defense Research Institute. He managed a program that performed in-depth research on critical issues in defense, international security, and critical infrastructure protection. He also managed a program of analytic support to Central European Ministries of Defense to prepare them for NATO membership.
Prior to joining RAND, he was director of research at NDU's Institute for National Strategic Studies. He planned and executed a program of study in support of senior decisionmakers in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Staff. He has also served as Director of Systems Analysis at NATO Headquarters, directing a multinational staff of analysts to develop requirements for the forces of NATO nations, and as principal European/NATO analyst in OSD, Program Analysis and Evaluation.
Johnson was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in 2006. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Concurrent Non-RAND PositionsAdjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Chair, Force Transformation Studies, National Defense University; Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND National Defense Research Institute; Senior Scientist, Naval War College; Director of Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
- NATO and the Challenges of Austerity
- Accommodating Reductions in the Defense Budget: A Strategy-Based Approach
- Scalable capabilities for military operations and populations
- Imported oil and U.S. national security
- How Much Will Be Enough?: Assessing Changing Defense Strategies' Implications for Army Resource Requirements
Stuart E. Johnson and Arthur K. Cebrowski, "Alternative Fleet Architecture Design," Defense & Technology Papers, 2005
Hans Binnendijk and Stuart E. Johnson, eds., Transforming for Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations, National Defense University Press, 2004
Stuart E. Johnson, "A New PPBS Process to Advance Transformation," Defense Horizons, (32), 2003
Stuart E. Johnson, Martin C. Libicki, New Challenges, New Tools for Defense Decisionmaking, RAND Corporation (MR-1576), 2003
John E. Peters et al., F. Stephen Larrabee, European Contributions to Operation Allied Force: Implications for Transatlantic Cooperation, RAND Corporation (MR-1391), 2001
Richard Sokolsky, Stuart E. Johnson, and Gregory F. Treverton, Persian Gulf Security: Improving Allied Military Contributions, RAND Corporation (MR-1245), 2001
Honors & Awards
- Election to the Royal Swedish Academy, The members of the Royal Swedish Academy