Alan Vick is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. His most recent report is Continuity and Contingency in USAF Posture Planning, published in 2016. Vick has authored or co-authored RAND reports on air power narratives, air base resiliency, USAF global posture requirements, ground threats to air bases, air operations in urban operations, options to improve air operations against light infantry and elusive targets, air and sea options for deploying the Army Stryker Brigade, new concepts for joint air-ground operations, and air power's role in countering insurgencies.
At RAND, Vick was associate director of Project AIR FORCE (2002-2004), acting director of the PAF Strategy and Doctrine Program (2003-2004), associate director of the PAF Strategy and Doctrine Program (1998-2001), and Project AIR FORCE liaison to the Air Staff (1989-1994).
Vick holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Irvine.
Alan J. Vick, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Meagan L. Smith, Sean M. Zeigler, Daniel Tremblay, Phillip Johnson, Continuity and Contingency in USAF Posture Planning, RAND (RP-1471-AF), 2016
Alan Vick, Air Base Attacks and Defensive Counters: Historical Lessons, Future Challenges, RAND Corporation (RR-968), 2015
Alan Vick, Proclaiming Airpower: Air Force Narratives and American Public Opinion from 1917 to 2014, RAND Corporation (RR-1044-AF), 2015
Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Alan J. Vick, The Posture Triangle: A New Framework for U.S. Air Force Global Presence, RAND (RR-402-AF), 2013
Frank Camm, Lauren Caston, Alexander Hou, Forrest Morgan, Alan Vick, Managing Risk in USAF Force Planning, RAND Corporation (MG-827), 2009
Alan Vick, Adam Grissom, William Rosenau, Beth Grill, Karl Mueller, Air Power in the New Counterinsurgency Era: The Strategic Importance of USAF Advisory and Assistance Missions, RAND Corporation (MG-509), 2006
Alan Vick, David Orletsky, Bruce Pirnie, Seth Jones, The Stryker Brigade Combat Team: Rethinking Strategic Responsiveness and Assessing Deployment Options, RAND Corporation (MR-1606), 2002
Alan Vick, Snakes in the Eagle's Nest: A History of Ground Attacks on Air Bases, RAND Corporation (MR-553), 1995