U.S. Army installation energy costs around the globe totaled more than $1.2 billion in 2010. Collaborating with energy utility companies could help the Army to decrease energy usage, lower costs, and meet legislative mandates. The benefits for utility companies include energy conservation and support for renewable energy technologies.
Many programs are available to encourage and support psychological resilience among service members and families but little is known about their effectiveness. A focused literature review identifies evidence-informed factors for promoting psychological resilience and a basis for evaluating military resilience programs.
Describes the full range of research products and services that RAND Arroyo Center provided to the Army leadership in FY 2010, including projects, quick-response studies, peer-reviewed publications, and the analytic training of Army officers.
Army children whose parents have deployed 19 months or more since 2001 score lower on standardized tests than other Army children whose parents have deployed for shorter periods of time.
The AcademyHealth Board of Directors gives the Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award to recognize research that has had a significant impact on health and health care. This year, RAND's Invisible Wounds of War study and Terri Tanielian were named winners.
In advance of the repeal of the law known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Secretary of Defense requested that RAND update its 1993 study and analysis of sexual orientation among U.S. military personnel.
This annual report describes Arroyo's research activities in FY 2009. It provides a detailed overview of the FY 2009 research agenda, features summaries of noteworthy projects selected to illustrate its breadth, and presents the results of quick-response studies conducted to help the Army leadership respond to pressing near-term problems.
Militaries from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Denmark, and Israel all see a role for heavy forces, including tanks, in irregular warfare and hybrid warfare environments because they reduce operational risk, minimize friendly casualties, and provide an intimidation factor against adversaries.
Although building partner capacity (BPC) and stability operations are receiving a good deal of attention in official strategy and planning documents, insufficient attention is being paid to the details of an integrated strategy.
First Lady Michelle Obama praised RAND research on the effects of deployment on children from military families. She delivered a speech to an audience at the National Military Family Association Summit.
Given the experiences of industry and communities, many Army installations have started to develop and implement installation sustainability plans, which document long-range plans addressing mission, community, and environmental issues developed through a strategic planning process.
In order to improve the effectiveness of combined arms planning and assessment operations, ground commanders need information pertaining to cultural and other "soft" factors and practical ways to integrate such information into influence operations activities.
RAND Arroyo Center examined the question of how the Army can help make key civilian agencies more capable partners in stability, security, transition, and reconstruction operations. Even without much action at the national level, the Army can still improve civilian participation in these activities.
Maintaining high-quality soldiers requires personnel policies that accomplish the key objective of the military personnel system: attracting and maintaining the right people, and then training and managing them in a way that maximizes their capabilities. In the area of this core competency, the Manpower and Training Program, part of the RAND Arroyo Center, endeavors to understand and enhance the contribution of Army personnel, their qualities and skills, their preparation for varied missions, and their ability to coordinate actions to produce a coherent operating force.
Maintaining high-quality soldiers requires personnel policies that accomplish the key objective of the military personnel system: attracting and maintaining the right people, and then training and managing them in a way that maximizes their capabilities. The Manpower and Training Program endeavors to understand and enhance the contribution of Army personnel, their qualities and skills, their preparation for varied missions, and their ability to coordinate actions to produce a coherent operating force.