Shane Manuel is a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His research interests include national security, military strategy, and acquisition, and he is an active-duty officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was an executive officer at Air Force Materiel Command, where he managed daily operations for the contracting staff. He was previously a contracting officer for protected military satellite communications systems at Los Angeles Air Force Base. He has an M.B.A. from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. in economics from the United States Air Force Academy, and is a student in Pardee RAND's Research, Analysis, and Design stream.