John Godges is a research communications analyst at the RAND Corporation. His work focuses on special mission analysis, security cooperation, and counterterrorism. He assists researchers chiefly in the National Security Research Division, Project AIR FORCE, and the Arroyo Center. In 2016, he was project director for Project AIR FORCE's Estimating the Value of Overseas Security Commitments: Interactive Visualization. In 2011, he was project director/co-editor of The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism, marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2005 and 2006, he was project director of Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves, marking the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Godges arrived at RAND in 1997 as the unit communications analyst for Project AIR FORCE. He holds an M.P.P. in public policy from Harvard University; an M.J. in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley; and an A.B. in American studies from Georgetown University.
Christopher A. Mouton, Edward W. Chan, Adam R. Grissom, John P. Godges, Badreddine Ahtchi, Brian Dougherty, Personnel Recovery in the AFRICOM Area of Responsibility: Cost-Effective Options for Improvement, RAND Corporation (RR-2161/1-AFRICOM) (RR-2161/1), 2019
Daniel Egel, Adam R. Grissom, John P. Godges, Jennifer Kavanagh, Howard J. Shatz, Estimating the Value of Overseas Security Commitments, RAND Corporation (RR-518-AF), 2016
Christopher A. Mouton, John P. Godges, Timelines for Reaching Injured Personnel in Africa, RAND Corporation (RR-1536-OSD), 2016