M. Scott Bond

Technical Analyst
Washington Office


M.A. in security studies, George Washington University; B.A. in International Affairs (China), The Ohio State University; B.A. in mandarin, The Ohio State University


Michael Bond is a technical analyst working at the intersection of military technology assessment, modeling and simulation, wargaming, and East-Asia. His research interest include force modernization, naval warfare, PLA modernization, and human-behavior modeling. Bond also serves as the MORS Junior Analyst Ambassador for the Wargaming Community of Practice.

Bond graduated with a MA in Security Studies from George Washington University in 2018 where he specialized on defense analysis and data analytics. Bond also holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mandarin and International Studies (China) from The Ohio State University.

Selected Publications

Michael Spirtas, Yool Kim, Frank Camm, Shirley M. Ross, Debra Knopman, Forrest E. Morgan, Sebastian Joon Bae, M. Scott Bond, John S. Crown, Elaine Simmons, A Separate Space: Creating a Military Service for Space, RAND (RR-4263-AF), 2020