Tracy C. Krueger

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Senior Behavioral Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology, George Mason; M.A. in industrial-organizational psychology, George Mason; B.S. in psychology, Davidson College


Tracy C. Krueger (maiden name McCausland) is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation working primarily on military manpower and personnel topics, and is a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. Her research focuses on enhancing performance for both the individual and the organization.

Her current work includes designing selection systems for Air Force Special Warfare (e.g., assessment centers) and further integrating the use of offensive cyber operations within enduring Air Force missions. Her past research and consulting experiences have focused on topics such as recruiting, leadership, teamwork, multiteam systems, organizational culture, program evaluation, and diversity. Krueger has a B.S. in psychology from Davidson College and a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from George Mason University.

Recent Projects

  • Assessment & Selection
  • Recruiting
  • Offensive Cyber Forces
  • Physical Ability Requirements

Selected Publications

Tracy C. Krueger et al., A Snapshot of the Department of the Air Force Total Force Recruiting Integration, (RR-A548-1), 2022

Tracy C. Krueger, Sean Robson, Kirsten M. Keller, An Examination of Recruiting and Selection Practices to Promote Diversity for Colorado State Troopers, (RR-2999-CSP), 2021

Lisa Saum-Manning, Tracy C. Krueger, Matthew W. Lewis, et al., Reducing the Time Burdens of Army Company Leaders, (RR-2979-A), 2019

Sean Robson, Tracy C. Krueger et al., Evaluating an Operator Physical Fitness Test Prototype for Tactical Air Control Party and Air Liaison Officers, (RR-2171-AF), 2018

Susan G. Straus, Tracy C. Krueger, et al., Malleability and Measurement of Army Leader Attributes: Personnel Development in the U.S. Army, (RR-1583-A), 2018

Chaitra M. Hardison, Tracy C. Krueger, Michael G. Shanley, et al. , Methodology for Translating Enlisted Veterans' Nontechnical Skills into Civilian Employers' Terms, (RR-1919-OSD), 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Bronze Merit Research Award, 2021, RAND Corporation