Harry J. Thie

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Adjunct Management Scientist
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D.B.A. in business administration, The George Washington University; M.S. in industrial management, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.A. in history, Saint Bonaventure University

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Harry J. Thie is an adjunct management scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research activities are in the areas of defense manpower, personnel, and training; resource management; and organization and management. Before joining RAND, Thie served in a variety of positions in the U.S. Department of the Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is a fellow and former director and officer of the Military Operations Research Society; has been a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society; and has served as a member of the Army Science Board, a consultant to the Defense Science Board, and a committee member for the National Research Council. Thie received his doctorate in business administration from The George Washington University.

Recent Projects

  • Military medical education and training

Selected Publications

Christopher Paul et al., Implementing and Evaluating an Innovative Approach to Simulation Training Acquisitions, RAND Corporation (MG-442), 2006

Harry Thie et al., Framing a Strategic Approach for Joint Officer Management, RAND Corporation (MG-517), 2005

Margaret C. Harrell et al., Aligning the Stars: Improvements to General and Flag Officer Management, RAND Corporation (MR-1712), 2004

Peter Schirmer et al., New Paths to Success: Determining Career Alternatives for Field-Grade Officers, RAND Corporation (MG-117), 2004

Harry Thie et al., Past and Future: Insights for Reserve Component Use, RAND Corporation (TR-140), 2004

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Military Operations Research Society