Henry Hargrove

Technical Analyst
Pittsburgh Office


Bachelor of Science in applied physics, Carnegie Mellon University; Master of Engineering Management in statistical process control, Old Dominion University


Henry Hargrove is a technical analyst at the RAND Corporation. His professional interests include national security, military/homeland defense operations, intelligence, cybersecurity, sociotechnical systems of systems, organizational behavior, predictive frameworks, and resilient infrastructure.

Since being at RAND, Hargrove has focused on cyber warfare effects, concepts of operations for Homeland Security, analysis of alternatives for technology development, and modeling and simulation. He is a significant contributor to the Joint Integrated Contingency Model and the Will to Fight Model (by way of agent-based modeling and framework implementation).

Before joining RAND in 2017, Hargrove served in the U.S. Navy for eleven years. During that time, he completed several strategic deterrent patrols onboard an OHIO-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine, served as a Department Head on two VIRGINIA-class fast-attack submarines, and taught nuclear power technology at the Modifications and Additions to a Reactor Facility prototype. During operations critical to national security, he was directly responsible for analyzing real-time intelligence, aggregating historical intelligence and technical reports, and formulating tactical options.

Majoring in applied physics at Carnegie Mellon University, Hargrove also pursued coursework in robotics and history. He later earned a Master of Engineering Management at Old Dominion University. His capstone research applied control charts to teaching methodology, identifying three methods to reduce student attrition. 

Recent Projects

  • Cyber, Electronic Warfare, Space, and Information Operations
  • Modeling the Will to Fight
  • FEMA Cost Validation
  • Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Undersea Operations

Selected Publications

Connable, Ben; McNerney, Michael J.; Marcellino, William.; Frank, Aaron.; Hargrove, Henry.; Posard, Marek.; Zimmerman, S. Rebecca.; Lander, Natasha.; Castillo, Jasen.; Sladden, James., Will to Fight: Defining, modeling, and simulating the will to fight of military units, RAND Corporation, 2018


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