Air Force Fellows Program

Since 1952, the Air Force Fellows Program has brought a select group of officers and their civilian counterparts to participate in PAF research projects. Major General Donald L. Putt, wrote that "the assignment of four or five properly qualified officers would provide the RAND scientific staff with continuous liaison with professional military training and experience, and a better opportunity to integrate applicable military operational concepts into RAND's systems analyses."

The first officer arrived in 1952, and USAF representation has continued uninterrupted ever since. The tour of duty is usually one year, but it may be extended at the request of the USAF Headquarters organization that sponsors the assignment.


Fran Teague provides a range of support services to the Air Force Fellows at RAND. The Air Force Fellows support line can be reached at (310) 393-0411 x7375.