Promoting Airmen with the Potential to Lead: A Study of the Air Force Master Sergeant Promotion System
Despite an evolving operational environment, the system for promoting airmen into the rank of master sergeant has not changed since it was developed more than 40 years ago. RAND researchers assessed the system and explored areas for improvement.
Nov 14, 2014
This document discusses how personnel research within the U.S. Air Force supports organizational policy decisions, the history of personnel research in the Air Force, and the present personnel research efforts and the organizations that house them.
Sep 15, 2014
Facilitating Information Sharing Across the International Space Community: Lessons from Behavioral Science
Based on a review of relevant research literature, this report examines ways to encourage the space community to share information that will help its members navigate increasing numbers of satellites and space debris.
May 2, 2013
Addresses the challenges to team effectiveness caused by geographic diversity through an assessment of three modes of virtual collaboration.
Apr 22, 2013
The Mix of Military and Civilian Faculty at the United States Air Force Academy: Finding a Sustainable Balance for Enduring Success
This report examines how changes to the military-civilian faculty composition at the United States Air Force Academy might affect cadets' officership and academic development, cost, staffing challenges, and officer career development.
Mar 15, 2013
Discusses three lessons from the Military Leadership Diversity Commission that can inform police departments on issues related to workforce diversity. Gives specific suggestions on how to apply these lessons in the context of law enforcement.
Dec 10, 2012
Describes how law enforcement agencies can use barrier analysis, a method of assessment aimed at identifying potential obstacles to obtaining resources or participating in a program, to better understand and address the challenge of creating diversity in their workforces.
Jul 26, 2012
Provides an overview of a RAND methodology for creating an effective workforce development system to better align personnel with current and future force requirements.
May 7, 2012
This report reviews how standardized tests are used as part of a broader selection system for each of the services at different points in an officer's career and discusses key issues that should be considered when using such tests.
Mar 8, 2012