Caitlin Lee

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Associate Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center; Political Scientist
Washington Office


Ph.D. in war studies, King's College London; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, Northeastern University


Caitlin Lee is an associate director of the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center, and a political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research focus is on airpower and landpower issues as they relate to strategy, operations, and manpower. She has worked on projects related to force planning, wargaming, campaign planning, technological capabilities development and employment, readiness, senior leader development, personnel management, and strategy and doctrine.

As the senior aviation reporter of the Americas Bureau of Jane's Information Group from 2006 to 2014, she covered military technology, budget, acquisition and strategy issues inside the Pentagon and at airbases across the US and worldwide, including airfields in Afghanistan, the UK and France. She has a Ph.D. in war studies from King's College in London and an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University. She graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University.