Elvira N. Loredo is a senior operations researcher at the RAND Corporation and associate director of the RAND Arroyo Center's Forces and Logistics Program. She is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Loredo has worked on several RAND National Defense Research Institute projects in Afghanistan and Iraq in the areas of civil society engagement and corruption. She has conducted research in the Arroyo Military Logistics Program and RAND Project AIR FORCE's Resource Management Program analyzing policies and practices in the areas of logistics, global supply chain, and distribution infrastructure. Loredo is the author or contributing author of several RAND reports, including The Battle Behind the Wire: U.S. Prisoner and Detainee Operations from World War II to Iraq (Benard et al. 2011) and Programmed Depot Maintenance Capacity Assessment Tool: Workloads, Capacity, and Availability (Loredo et al., 2007). Prior to joining RAND, she was a quality manager with United Technologies Corporation. Loredo received her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University.