Manpower and Training Program
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, 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. Arroyo quantitatively analyzes and tests alternative policies and resource mixes to improve effectiveness and efficiency and to develop useful approaches to key personnel issues. It develops and analyzes strategies for manning, training, and retaining quality soldiers, for structuring the future Army, and for recruiting and developing its leaders. Arroyo helps to design and understand mechanisms for providing medical and other soldier support. It assesses collective and individual training approaches for the Active and Reserve Components, and it evaluates alternative rotation, deployment, and assignment policies in support of the Army’s missions.
To accomplish its mission, the program sustains research streams in eight policy domains:
- Recruiting and personnel fill requirements
- Reserve Component (RC) readiness
- Leader development
- Distributed learning, simulation training development/application, training support systems
- Officer career fields, selection, assignment sequencing
- Soldier and family support
Within these streams, Arroyo provides expertise and analyses, developed over many years of focused and sustained research at RAND, as well as short-term, quick- response support on critical personnel issues.
Inquiries about the Manpower and Training Program or its activities can be directed to:
Director, Manpower and Training Program
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90407
(310) 393-0411 x6893