Scott Boston

Defense Analyst
Washington Office


B.S. in military history, US Mil Academy at West Point; M.A. in international relations, Yale University


Scott Boston is a defense analyst at RAND. He has worked primarily in the Arroyo Center or on Army-related topics, including efforts related to equipment modernization, Russian military capabilities, improvements to airborne forces and airborne forced entry operational concepts, and advanced ground weapon systems. He is also interested in Russian/Soviet military history, operational art, and military organizations.

Boston previously worked as a program associate at the Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF) from 2002 until joining RAND in 2011. He received a master's degree in International Relations from Yale in 2010 and a Bachelor of Science in Military History from West Point in 1999.