Bryan W. Hallmark

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Senior Social Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. and M.A. in psychology, The University of Connecticut

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Bryan Hallmark is a senior social scientist at the RAND Corporation, and a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He specializes in military manpower, training, readiness, and operations research. Prior personnel, training, and organization research he has conducted includes measuring the relationship between Army personnel stabilization and training proficiency, brigade combat team regeneration, evaluation of Army adaptive leadership training, and design considerations for security force assistance brigades. He has led several readiness and measurement analyses which include developing approaches to measuring mission command readiness, estimating the impact of partial unit deployments on unit readiness, and developing a system to measure multinational interoperability. He has also led and/or analyzed a wide variety of Army tactical operations subjects to include identifying how to improve squad effectiveness, assessing Army institutional and tactical knowledge management systems, assessing how crew changes impact infantry vehicle tactical performance, analyzing direct fire and field artillery data from the Army’s Combat Training Centers, evaluating unmanned aerial systems' effectiveness, and providing red team support to the small arms ammunition capability study. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in psychology from the University of Connecticut.

Recent Projects

  • Conducting an Analysis of Alternatives to Measure Multinational Interoperability
  • Exploring Ways to Optimize Security Force Assistance Brigades
  • Measuring mission command system performance
  • Readiness effects of disaggregated forces and implications for force management
  • Assessing how Stryker Brigade manpower changes improve training and readiness

Selected Publications

Markel, M. W et al., A Preliminary Assessment of the Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) Concept's Implications for Army Personnel management, RAND Corporation (RR-1065-A), 2015

Straus, S.G et al., Innovative Leader Development: Evaluation of the U. S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Adaptive Leader Program, RAND Corporation (RR-504-A), 2014

Hallmark, B. W. and Gayton, S. J., Improving Soldier and Unit Effectiveness with the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Warfighters’ Forum, RAND Corporation (TR-919-A), 2011

Bryan W. Hallmark and James C. Crowley, Company Performance at the National Training Center: Battle Planning and Execution, RAND Corporation (MR-846), 2007

Margaret C. Harrell et al., Assessing the Assignment Policy for Army Women, RAND Corporation (MG-590-1), 2003

Craig A. Bond, M. Wade Markel, Olesya Tkacheva, Richard E. Darilek, Robert G. Fix, Bryan W. Hallmark, Henry A. Leonard, Duncan Long, Todd Nichols., A Stated Preference Analysis of the Determinants of Unit and Soldier Operational Effectiveness, RAND (RR-1745), 2019