Marek N. Posard

Marek N. Posard
Military Sociologist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in sociology, University of Maryland; M.A. in political science, Loyola University Chicago; B.A. in political science, Loyola University Chicago

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Marek N. Posard is a military sociologist at the RAND Corporation and an affiliate faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His primary areas of research focus on countering disinformation and the study of military manpower and personnel policies. Posard's research has focused on a range of topics, including unit cohesion, election security, military families, the recruitment and retention of personnel, and modeling will to fight. Most of his research uses survey, experimental, or qualitative methods. Posard holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. and B.A. in political science from Loyola University Chicago.

Honors & Awards

  • Bronze Medal Award, RAND Corporation
  • Silver Medal Award, RAND Corporation

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Federal News Network; Government Matters; Voice of America