Brynn Tannehill

Technical Analyst
Washington Office


B.S. in computer science, US Naval Academy; M.S. in operations research, Air Force Inst Tech


Brynn Tannehill is a technical analyst with RAND. She earned her B.S. in computer science from the Naval Academy in 1997, and her M.S. in operations research from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2008. She did four deployments to the CENTCOM AOR between 2000 and 2006 as a SH-60B pilot, P-3C pilot, and campaign analyst. In 2008 she began working in private industry on projects such as autonomous collision avoidance systems for BAMS and Global Hawk, modeling future UAV control systems, and designing adaptive, dynamic scenario generation for F-16 pilots with the 711th HPW/RHA at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. While at RAND, she has worked on projects involving cybersecurity, Army aviation, Marine Corps aviation, USMC Medical Capabilities, process modeling, UUVs, USVs, agile acquisition, cost validation, and Navy manpower.