Andrew R. Hoehn

Andrew R. Hoehn
Senior Vice President, Research and Analysis
Washington Office


M.A. in public and international affairs, University of Pittsburgh; B.A. in political science, Baldwin-Wallace College

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Andrew Hoehn is senior vice president for Research and Analysis at the RAND Corporation. He is responsible for all U.S.-based research and analysis, quality assurance, and recruitment and oversight of RAND's 1500 research staff. He previously served as RAND vice president and director of Project AIR FORCE (PAF), where he oversaw research and analyses on strategy, force employment, personnel and training, and resource management. He first joined RAND as director of PAF's Strategy and Doctrine program. Previously, Hoehn was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy, where he was responsible for developing and implementing U.S. defense strategy, force planning and assessments, and long-range policy planning. Earlier, as principal director for strategy and director for requirements in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was responsible for policy oversight of resource planning, materiel requirements, and military roles and missions. Prior to joining government, Hoehn was associate editor of the Marine Corps Gazette. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of visitors at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He earned an M.A. in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. in political science from Baldwin-Wallace College.

Previous Positions

Vice President and Director, Project AIR FORCE (PAF); Director, Strategy and Doctrine Program, PAF; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy

Recent Projects

  • Strategic Rethink: a series of volumes in which RAND explores the elements of a national strategy for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy in a fast-changing world
  • Setting aggregate demand for military capabilities

Selected Publications

Ochmanek, David A., Andrew R. Hoehn, James T. Quinlivan, Seth G. Jones, and Edward L. Warner, America's Security Deficit: Addressing the Imbalance Between Strategy and Resources in a Turbulent World: Strategic Rethink, RAND Corporation (RR-1223), 2015

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Burn Bag; Defense News TV; Jane's Defense; Los Angeles Times; National Public Radio; New Books Network; New York Times; RealClearPolitics; Wall Street Journal; Washington Post


  • Retirement and Retirement Benefits

    Reframing Retirement

    Retirement is a fluid concept. Many retirees would consider returning to the workforce if conditions were right and they could set their own pace. A reframing of the aging and retirement process would allow us to see the issue in a new way.

    Aug 9, 2021


  • Child Well-Being

    Biden's Child Tax Credit Will Bring Lifetime of Improvement

    The American Rescue Plan is expected to cut child poverty in the United States by more than 40 percent. The benefits are important to families today and could be compounded over the hundred years these children are expected to live.

    Apr 28, 2021

    United Press International

  • Demographics

    Humans Are Living Longer, So What Do We Do with All This Extra Time?

    Medical and public health improvements over the past century have led to dramatic increases in longevity. New policies may be needed to ensure these extra years become mutually beneficial to all generations.

    Feb 5, 2021

    Dallas Morning News

  • Modern American Heroes: Let's Not Lose Sight of the Nameless Government Workers

    There are 800,000 government employees that aren't being paid during the partial U.S. government shutdown. These workers play a critical role in making America safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

    Jan 14, 2019

    USA Today

  • Global Security

    Can Washington Successfully Prepare for the Future?

    The impossibility of predicting the future does not remove the need to mull the uncertain. Policymakers should build in windows of time to think imaginatively about the pursuit of America's strategic objectives, and take a bird's-eye view of the role America can and should play in shaping an increasingly complex, chaotic world.

    Apr 6, 2018

    The National Interest

  • Decisionmaking

    America and the World Are at a Crossroads

    Populism is on the march across the globe. Many of the certainties of even the recent past seem much less certain now—including the idea of the United States maintaining a leadership role in the world.

    Jul 3, 2017

    RAND Review

  • Threat Assessment

    How Trump Can Deter Russia and All of America's Other Enemies

    There is no such thing as blanket deterrence. Rather, one must deter a specific adversary from taking a specific action. A holistic approach should include ramping up U.S. capabilities to anticipate emerging threats, including events that are unlikely to happen.

    Apr 26, 2017


  • International Diplomacy

    A Three-Menu Path for Trump Foreign Policy

    The Trump administration would benefit from a comprehensive strategic orientation — a basic set of operating principles backed by a set of actions and realistic budget — to guide the innumerable tactical decisions of U.S. foreign policy.

    Apr 10, 2017

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • Military Strategy

    The New Global Juggling Act

    Areas that have long been a focal point for defense planning -- Europe, the Middle East and East Asia -- are all facing profound and unsettling change, and the United States may no longer have the luxury of choosing among regions.

    Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. News & World Report

  • Military Tactics

    Changing World Climate Requires a Dynamic Foreign Policy

    As Secretary of State Kerry and former senator Chuck Hagel outline their thinking on the nation's strategy, let us hope that they both hold firm to the strategy that has served us well in the past and have the courage to explore a very different set of political and military ways to accomplish it, write Lynn Davis and Andrew Hoehn.

    Feb 15, 2013

    U.S. News & World Report

  • United States

    America's Role in the World

    It is time to be clear-headed again about the influence the U.S. has in the world. And it is time for the country to show the confidence--not to be confused with arrogance--that the rest of the world seems to have in it, writes Andrew R. Hoehn.

    Oct 18, 2012

    The RAND Blog

  • Military Force Planning

    Real Roles, Missions Debate

    The United States can and should move beyond a "one size fits all" approach to sizing military forces toward a construct that shapes each service for the types of operations it is actually expected to conduct in the future, write Andrew Hoehn and David Ochmanek.

    Apr 7, 2008

    Washington Times

  • America's Long Wars

    Published commentary by RAND staff: America's Long Wars, in United Press International.

    Feb 1, 2007

    United Press International