Laurinda L. Rohn

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Senior Policy Researcher
Washington Office


Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in mathematics and computer science, University of California, Los Angeles

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Laurinda L. Rohn is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research areas include homeland security, strategy and resources, the future operating environment, military operations, doctrine, force structure, and resource allocation. Prior to joining RAND, Rohn was with the Congressional Budget Office, where she analyzed issues such as Army and Marine Corps force structure and weapon systems, peacekeeping operations, base realignment and closure, and conventional arms control. While at the Federal Aviation Administration, she led a team of systems engineers that developed a long-range plan for the evolution of the nationwide air traffic control system.

Earlier in her career, Rohn served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Program Analysis and Evaluation (PA&E) office (now OSD/CAPE). She led PA&E's effort to project the defense budget into the future and to identify possible areas of concern, such as block obsolescence of equipment, funding shortfalls and irregularities, long-term affordability, and equipment aging and shortfalls. She also spent several months on the OSD delegation to the Conventional Forces in Europe arms control treaty talks in Vienna. Before her time in the Pentagon, she worked at RAND on conventional balance, conventional arms control, and strategic defense issues, and in Northrop's Advanced Avionics Engineering Department. She received a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Previous Positions

Principal Analyst, Congressional Budget Office; Operations Research Analyst, Federal Aviation Administration; Operations Research Analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Recent Projects

  • Homeland security requirements
  • Analysis of alternatives
  • Joint and Air Force doctrine
  • Army resource and budget issues
  • Active and reserve component integration

Selected Publications

Laurinda L. Rohn, et al., Integrating Active and Reserve Component Staff Organizations: Improving the Chances of Success, RAND Corporation (RR-1869), 2019

Miranda Priebe, et al., Promoting Joint Warfighting Efficiency: The Role of Doctrine in Preparing Airmen for Joint Operations, RAND Corporation (RR-2472), 2018

Angela O'Mahony et al., The Global Landpower Network: Recommendations for Strengthening Army Engagement, RAND Corporation (RR-1813), 2017

Walter L. Perry, Richard E. Darilek, Laurinda L. Rohn, and Jerry M. Sollinger, Operation Iraqi Freedom: Decisive War, Elusive Peace, RAND Corporation (RR-1214), 2015

Lynn E. Davis, et al., Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for Army Planning and Operations, RAND Corporation (MG-603), 2007

David E. Johnson, et al., Joint Paths to the Future Force: A Report on Unified Quest 2004, RAND Corporation (MG-391), 2006