Michael H Powell

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office

Education

B.S. in economics, U.S. Air Force Academy

Overview

Michael Powell is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is a Distinguished Graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a bachelor of science in economics and minors in German and Russian. Powell has a variety of experience studying abroad, in places such as Germany, Russia, and Hong Kong. Additionally, in his last semester at the Academy, he led his squadron as the Cadet Squadron Commander.

At RAND, Powell is focusing his research on manpower planning in the Department of Defense. He is specifically interested in the defense acquisition workforce.

Recent Projects

  • Defense Working Capital Fund-Related Insights from Analysis of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Cost-Effective Approaches to Managing Training and Readiness for Generating Mission-Ready Forces