Joslyn Fleming

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Senior Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.A. in international affairs - africa regional concentration, The George Washington University; B.S. in political science, United States Naval Academy

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Joslyn Fleming is a senior policy analyst at the RAND corporation where she focuses on logistics, military readiness, and personnel policy. She has led multiple research projects to include a project addressing the effects of delamination on ballistic glass in military vehicles. The project pioneered new research techniques for field research and data collection and was recognized in RAND Year in Review 2018 for direct impact on improving military readiness. She has also been the lead author on reports determining how to measure capacity in logistics units and tailored equipping strategies for distributed operations.

Fleming's experience prior to joining RAND includes eight years on active duty in the Marine Corps as a supply officer, during which she deployed multiple times on Marine Expeditionary Units to Iraq, Jordan, and the PACOM and CENTCOM theaters. She also served in the office of Senator Dodd as his military legislative fellow and worked in the Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs as a legislative analyst focused on military future vision and strategy.

Fleming holds a B.S. in political science from the United States Naval Academy, and an M.A. in international affairs with an Africa regional specialty from The George Washington University. She did her capstone research in Uganda where she explored the long-term reintegration needs of former child soldiers. She also continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve and is currently assigned to Marine Forces Europe and Africa.

Recent Projects

  • Developing a Capacity Assessment Framework for Marine Logistics Groups
  • Right-Sizing Marine Corps Intermediate Supply Units
  • Equipping the 21st Century Marine Corps
  • Addressing Ballistic Glass Delamination
  • Analysis of Marine Corps Small Unmanned Aerial Systems