Peter Schirmer

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Director, Emerging Policy Research & Methods; Senior Management System Analyst
Washington Office


M.B.A., Georgetown University; M.P.P., University of Michigan; B.A., University of Kentucky


Pete Schirmer is a senior management system analyst at the RAND Corporation and the director for Emerging Policy Research and Methods. His research focuses on military manpower, personnel, and force structure. His RAND publications include Leader Development in Army Units: Views From the Field; Developing U.S. Army Officers' Capabilities for Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational Environments; Issues in Army Noncommissioned Officer Development in a Changing Strategic Environment; Fiscally Informed Total Manpower; Assessing the Army's Assignment Policy for Women; Challenging Time in DOPMA: Flexible and Contemporary Officer Management; New Paths to Success: Determining Career Alternatives for Field-Grade Officers; and Aligning the Stars: Improvements to General and Flag Officer Management.

Recent Projects

  • General and flag officer management
  • Roles, responsibilities, and duties of Army NCOs

Selected Publications

Peter Schirmer, et al., Leader Development in Army Units: Views from the Field, RAND (MG-648-A), 2008

Margaret C. Harrell, et al., Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women, RAND (MG-590-1-OSD), 2007

Beth E. Lachman, et al., Installation Mapping Enables Many Missions: The Benefits of and Barriers to Sharing Geospatial Data Assets, RAND (MG-552), 2007

Peter Schirmer, et al., Challenging Time in DOPMA: Flexible and Contemporary Military Officer Management, RAND (MG-451), 2006