Kyle Haak

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Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in physics, U.S. Air Force Academy


Kyle Haak is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND Corporation. He has a master of philosophy in policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School and a bachelor of science in physics with a minor in nuclear weapons and strategy from the United States Air Force Academy. His research interests include climate change, electricity resilience, military installation resilience, armed conflict logistics, and new and advanced nuclear energy technology. His dissertation topic explores the military application of nuclear energy and aims to develop a systematic and repeatable framework to assist DoD with decisionmaking about investment into nuclear energy.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force

Recent Projects

  • Cost Benefit Analysis of Mobile Nuclear Power Plants
  • Implementation of Electric Power Resilience Frameworks
  • Contested Logistics
  • Basing and Resiliency

Selected Publications

Don Snyder, Kristin F. Lynch, Alexis Blanc, Jonathan Brosmer, John G. Drew, Kyle Haak, Myron Hura, Dan Ish, Kelly Klima, Fabian Villalobos, Assessing the Effectiveness of Future Concepts in the Air Force: Application to Future Logistics Concepts , RAND Corporation (RR-A534-1) (forthcoming)

Bradley DeBlois, Michael Lostumbo, Kyle Haak, Developing Runway Repair Capability Options to Meet the Future Operational Needs of the US Air Force, RAND Corporation (RR-A523-2) (forthcoming)

Honors & Awards

  • Stamps Leader-Scholar, Stamps Foundation