Eugene C. Gritton

Eugene C. Gritton
Vice President Emeritus, RAND Corporation
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Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

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As former vice president and director of the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD), Eugene C. Gritton had responsibility for research and analysis conducted for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, defense and intelligence agencies, allied foreign governments, and foundations. As director of NSRD's Acquisition and Technology Policy Center, Gritton was responsible for the formulation and direction of research projects that addressed the opportunities and challenges presented by the technological revolution and ways to preserve clear U.S. military superiority in an era of constraints. From 1986 to 1993, Gritton served as NSRD's deputy vice president. He also served as the head of RAND's Engineering and Applied Sciences Department. Gritton received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Selected Publications

Gritton, Eugene C., Paul K. Davis, Randall Steeb, and John Matsumura, Ground Forces for a Rapidly Employable Joint Task Force: First-Week Capabilities for Short-Warning Conflicts, RAND Corporation (MR-1152-OSD/A), 2000

Hundley, Richard, Eugene C. Gritton, Future Technology-Driven Revolutions in Military Operations: Results of a Workshop, RAND Corporation (DB-110-ARPA), 1994

Eugene C. Gritton and Philip Anton, "Headlines Over the Horizon: Urban Warfare," The Atlantic Monthly, 292, 2003

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, 1985-86 Alumnus of the Year Award, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Recipient of two National Science Foundation Fellowships, National Science Foundation
  • Recipient, Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship, Atomic Energy Commission