Tracy C. Krueger

Tracy C. Krueger
Senior Behavioral Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Off Site Office


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 is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation working primarily on military talent management 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 recruiting, assessment, selection, and retention for highly specialized communities. Her past research and consulting experiences have focused on topics such as training, 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

Krueger, Tracy C., Sean Robson, Joshua Snoke, Matthew Walsh, Matt Strawn, Anthony Atler, Jason H. Campbell, Isabel Leamon, Ryan Haberman, and Barbara Bicksler, Assessment and Selection for U.S. Air Force Special Warfare: Vol. 1, Defining Attributes and Designing Rater Training, RAND Corporation (RR-A549-1), 2022

Krueger, Tracy C., Sandra Kay Evans, Sara E. Barth, Angela Clague, Diana Gehlhaus, Norah Griffin, Ryan Haberman, Jennifer J. Li, Julia L. Melin, Claude Messan Setodji, and Nelson Lim, A Snapshot of the Department of the Air Force Total Force Recruiting Integration: Survey Results and Implications, RAND Corporation (RR-A548-1), 2022

Krueger, Tracy C., Sean Robson, and Kirsten M. Keller, An Examination of Recruiting and Selection Practices to Promote Diversity for Colorado State Troopers, RAND Corporation (RR-2999-CSP), 2019

Saum-Manning, Lisa, Tracy C. Krueger, Matthew W. Lewis, Erin N. Leidy, Tetsuhiro Yamada, Rick Eden, Andrew Lewis, Ada L. Cotto, Ryan Haberman, Robert Dion, Jr., Stacy L. Moore, Michael Shurkin, and Michael Lerario, Reducing the Time Burdens of Army Company Leaders, RAND Corporation (RR-2979-A), 2019

Robson, Sean, Tracy C. Krueger, Jennifer L. Cerully, Stephanie Pezard, Laura Raaen, and Nahom M. Beyene, Evaluating an Operator Physical Fitness Test Prototype for Tactical Air Control Party and Air Liaison Officers: A Preliminary Analysis of Test Implementation, RAND Corporation (RR-2171-AF), 2018

Straus, Susan G., Tracy C. Krueger, Geoffrey E. Grimm, and Katheryn Giglio, Malleability and Measurement of Army Leader Attributes: Personnel Development in the U.S. Army, RAND Corporation (RR-1583-A), 2018

Hardison, Chaitra M., Tracy C. Krueger, Michael G. Shanley, Anna Rosefsky Saavedra, Jaclyn Martin, Jonathan P. Wong, Angela Clague, and James C. Crowley, Methodology for Translating Enlisted Veterans' Nontechnical Skills into Civilian Employers' Terms, RAND Corporation (RR-1919-OSD), 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Bronze Merit Research Award, 2021, RAND Corporation