Albert A. Robbert

Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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D.P.A., University of Alabama; M.B.A., Trinity University; B.A. in psychology, Eckerd College

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Albert A. Robbert is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. From 2004 to 2011, he served as director of the Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF). His association with RAND began in 1994 after retiring from active duty in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Robbert served in personnel management positions in the Pentagon; the Air Force Personnel Center; Air University; and other organizations in the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia. PAF's Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program explores issues of interest to the Air Staff and the Air Force's major commands such as human capital management, quality of life, retention, promotions, workforce training and development, and diversity. His personal research interests have included workforce modeling, aircrew training and management, total force integration, workforce diversity, military/civilian/contractor workforce mixes, and competency management. Robbert received his D.P.A. from the University of Alabama.

Previous Positions

Director, Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Director of Personnel, Air University; Director, Air Force Human Resource Management School; Chief, Personnel Analysis Division, HQ USAF, The Pentagon

Recent Projects

  • Impacts of Officer Human Resource Management Flexibilities
  • Air Force Combat Communications Requirements
  • Statutory Objectives for General and Flag Officer Promotion
  • Air Force Rated Requirements Assessment

Selected Publications

Robbert, Albert A. et al., Promotion Benchmarks for Senior Officers with Joint and Acquisition Service, RAND Corporation (RR-1447-OSD), 2016

Robbert, Albert A. et al., Air Force Manpower Requirements and Component Mix: A Focus on Agile Combat Support, RAND Corporation (RR-617), 2014

Robbert, Albert A., Costs of Flying Units in Air Force Active and Reserve Components, RAND Corporation (TR-1275), 2013

Robbert, Albert A. "Developing Leadership: Emulating the Military Model," in Robert Klitgaard & Paul C. Light, High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives, RAND (MG-256-PRGS), 2005

Robbert, Albert A. et al., Integrated Planning for the Air Force Senior Leader Workforce: Background and Methods, RAND Corporation (TR-175), 2005

Robbert, Albert A. et al., Relating Ranges and Airspace to Air Combat Command Missions and Training, RAND Corporation (MR-1286), 2000

Robbert, Albert A. et al., Principles for Determining the Air Force Active/Reserve Mix, RAND Corporation (MR-1091), 1999