Charles P. Armentrout

Charles P. Armentrout
Adjunct Policy Researcher and Staff Officer


PhD in public policy (candidate), George Mason University; MA in nat security and strat studies, Naval War College; MA in management, Webster University; BS in chemical engineering, Mississippi State University


Charles P. "Chuck" Armentrout is an adjunct public policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, a force development senior leader consultant, and a public policy Ph.D. candidate at George Mason University. His association with RAND began in 2003-2004 when he was a RAND Air Force Fellow. In subsequent positions he continued to oversee and contribute to RAND research and studies, and he returned to RAND as an employee after his retirement from the Air Force in 2012. In his previous Air Force career, Armentrout served in policy, force development, and leadership positions at all levels to include the White House, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Headquarters Air Force, major command headquarters, the Air Force Personnel Center, and various bases around the world. He has also held significant positions with Special Olympics Alaska, the Virginia STEAM Academy, and other activities. In addition to his ongoing Ph.D. work, he holds an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from Naval War College, an M.A. in Management from Webster University, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.