Projecting Air Force Rated Officer Inventory Across the Total Force: Total Force Blue Line Model for Rated Officer Management
Managing the flow of Air Force rated officers has become more challenging. In this report, the authors document their efforts to develop a long-term career field planning model for all rated officers across the Total Force.
Sep 4, 2019
Evaluating the Impact of a Total Force Service Commitment Policy on Air Force Pilot Manning: An Exploratory Application of Inventory Modeling
The authors examine whether a Total Force (rather than component-specific) service commitment with increased service commitment lengths could reduce or eliminate projected pilot shortages in the Air Force.
Sep 18, 2018
Supplemental Career Paths for Air Force Pilots: A Warrant Officer Component or an Aviation Technical Track?
This report documents analyses of two ways to supplement the traditional Air Force pilot career path to enhance force sustainment: a warrant officer component to fill pilot requirements or an aviation technical track for commissioned officers.
Aug 14, 2018
This report documents RAND's efforts to develop a long-term remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) career field planning model that addresses force health; it explains the model's main features, content, and data inputs and describes key technical aspects.
Jan 23, 2018
This report assesses the effect that proposed military human resource management flexibilities could have on Air Force officer accessions, promotions, separations, and other force management outcomes.
Oct 11, 2017
Air Force Institutional Requirements: Opportunities for Improving the Efficiency of Sourcing, Managing, and Manning Corporate Requirements
This report documents how the Air Force could reduce the impact of institutional requirements on manpower in traditional career fields while ensuring that the organizations that depend on them are staffed with the qualified personnel they need.
Jul 10, 2017
Using RAND's Military Career Model to Evaluate the Impact of Institutional Requirements on the Air Force Space Officer Career Field
This report models the impact of changes to Air Force institutional requirements (IRs) on the space officer career field. It examines how IRs affect the ability to fill core requirements, operational development, career experience, and career paths.
Jul 10, 2017
This user's guide contains detailed instructions for running the Total Force Blue-Line model, including steps to follow, the inputs to use, how the inputs can be generated, and a list of steps for generating red-line/blue-line charts.
Apr 21, 2017
This report examines ways to improve reporting on promotion objectives for officers who have served on the Joint Staff or in the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff or are joint-qualified officers or Acquisition Corps members.
Sep 14, 2016
Air Force Officer Accession Planning: Addressing Key Gaps in Meeting Career Field Academic Degree Requirements for Nonrated Officers
This report summarizes an analysis of the Air Force's programs and processes for matching new officers with career field assignments and offers suggestions for improvement.
Jun 9, 2016
RAND researchers asked Air Force senior functional authorities which STEM degrees are and will be needed to maintain vital technical skills. The results suggest areas the Air Force should review for emerging demand.
Oct 6, 2014
Examines the extent to which various manpower requirements processes employed by the U.S. Air Force are validated, coordinated, and consistent.
Sep 10, 2014
A Methodology for Determining Air Force Education Requirements Board (AFERB) Advanced Academic Degree (AAD) Requirements
Assesses the extent to which the number of Air Force personnel with advanced academic degrees matches billet requirements in terms of degree level and academic specialty, and describes a methodology for improving this matching process.
Jan 3, 2014
Presents an assessment of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC), which trains foreign nationals in English prior to their attending U.S. military education and training courses.
Aug 30, 2012