Raymond E. Conley

Raymond E. Conley
Senior Management Scientist


D.P.A. (doctorate of public administration), University of Alabama; M.S. in industrial engineering, Arizona State University; M.S. in resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University; M.B.A., Louisiana Tech University; B.A. in industrial production, University of Oklahoma

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Raymond E. Conley is a senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has led and worked on an array of policy studies concentrating primarily on U.S. Air Force human resources and organizational issues. Recent research projects at RAND include evaluating the size, structure, and development of AF space personnel; evaluating the acquisition workforce; analyzing the movement of airmen between active, reserve, and air national guard components; assessing the sustainment of human capital for the Air Force nuclear enterprise; maintaining the balance between manpower, skill levels, and operations tempo; delayering Air Force headquarters structure and warfighting headquarters implementation; and determining senior leader competency requirements for joint organizations. Prior to joining RAND in 2001, Conley was chief, Manpower Requirements and Utilizations, Headquarters, United States Air Force. He holds a D.P.A. in public administration from the University of Alabama; an M.S. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University; an M.S. in national resource management from National Defense University; and an M.B.A from Louisiana Tech University.

Selected Publications

Ausink, John A., Miriam Matthews, Raymond E. Conley, and Nelson Lim, Improving the Effectiveness of Air Force Squadron Commanders: Assessing Squadron Commander Responsibilities, Preparation, and Resources, RAND Corporation (RR-2233), 2018

Caston, Lauren, Robert S. Leonard, Christopher A. Mouton, Chad J. R. Ohlandt, Craig Moore, Raymond E. Conley, and Glenn Buchan, The Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force, RAND Corporation (MG-1210), 2014

McGarvey, Ronald G., James H. Bigelow, Gary J. Briggs, Peter Buryk, Raymond E. Conley, John G. Drew, Perry Shameem Firoz, Julie Kim, Lance Menthe, Craig Moore, William W. Taylor, and William A. Williams, Assessment of Beddown Alternatives for the F-35, RAND Corporation (RR-124), 2013

Snyder, Don, Bernard Fox, Kristin F. Lynch, Raymond E. Conley, John A. Ausink, Laura Werber, William Shelton, Sarah A. Nowak, Michael R. Thirtle, and Albert A. Robbert, Assessment of the Air Force Materiel Command Reorganization: Report for Congress, RAND Corporation (RR-389), 2013

Nemfakos, Charles, Bernard D. Rostker, Raymond E. Conley, Stephanie Young, William A. Williams, Jeffrey Engstrom, Barbara Bicksler, Sara Beth Elson, Joseph Jenkins, Lianne Kennedy-Boudali, and Donald Temple, Workforce Planning in the Intelligence Community: A Retrospective, RAND Corporation (RR-114), 2013

Scott, Lynn, Raymond E. Conley, Richard Mesic, Edward O'Connell, and Darren D. Medlin, Human Capital Management for the USAF Cyber Force, RAND Corporation (DB-579), 2010

Conley, Raymond E., Ralph Masi, Bernard D. Rostker, Herb Shukiar, and Steve Drezner, Enhancing the Performance of Senior Department of Defense Civilian Executives, Reserve Component General/Flag Officers, and Senior Noncommissioned Officers in Joint Matters, RAND Corporation (MG-621), 2008

Conley, Raymond E., Albert A. Robbert, Joseph G. Bolten, Manuel J. Carrillo, and H. G. Massey, Maintaining the Balance Between Manpower, Skill Levels, and PERSTEMPO, RAND Corporation (MG-492-AF), 2006