Championing the Agile Air Force Officer Career: Examining the Potential Use of New Career Management Flexibilities
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act introduced new options for officer career management for the military services. Researchers examine the potential utility of five of the new flexibilities for improving the management of Air Force officers.
Jul 30, 2021
Evaluation of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Program: Report on the Second Stage of Analysis
In this second-phase study on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program, the authors analyzed jobs on the MSEP Career Portal in 2016, interviewed participating employers in 2016, and then surveyed and interviewed spouses in 2019.
Jul 21, 2021
An Evaluation of Task Force True North Initiatives for the Promotion of Resilience and Well-Being Within the Air Force
Researchers conducted a thematic analysis of data collected on the U.S. Air Force's Task Force True North (TFTN) initiatives and identified key findings related to each initiative and to TFTN as a whole.
Oct 15, 2020
RAND researchers reviewed existing academic and professional literature to gain insights into how organizations such as the Air Force should manage, support, and organize their civilian STEM workforce to best leverage talent and maximize performance.
Mar 23, 2020
Creating a Separate Space Force: Challenges and Opportunities for an Effective, Efficient, Independent Space Service
Taking into account the goals of effectiveness, efficiency, independence, and identity, the RAND Corporation proposed the activities that should transfer to the new Space Force and analyzed how best to sustain career fields in the small service.
Mar 13, 2020
As the United States creates the Space Force as a service within the Department of the Air Force, RAND assessed which units to bring into the Space Force, analyzed career field sustainability and drew lessons from other defense organizations.
Mar 13, 2020
For a 21st century workforce, you need 21st century skills. The authors of this Perspective offer recommendations to the U.S. Air Force to use lessons learned in different sectors to develop a strategy for airmen to learn and use 21st century skills.
Dec 2, 2019
Design of Air Force Human Resource Management Governance Board Membership and Processes for Optimal Force Management: Preliminary Discussion and Recommendations
The Air Force has employed two governance structures to oversee human resource development and human resource management. This Perspective reviews the two structures, with analysis of strengths and weaknesses informed by viewpoints of experts.
Jan 4, 2019
Organizational Dynamics Between the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs (SAF/MR) and the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services (AF/A1)
This Perspective offers recommendations on how the relationship between the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs and the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services might be further refined.
Jan 4, 2019
Evaluation of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership: Progress Report on First Stage of Analysis
This first of two reports documents the first phase of RAND research to assess the Military Spouse Employment Partnership's progress in supporting military spouse employment and closing the wage gap between military and civilian spouses.
Dec 28, 2015