Jordan Willcox

Senior Defense Analyst
Off Site Office


B.A. in international relations, Connecticut College; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University


Jordan Willcox is a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation. At RAND, he has participated in research and analysis concerning ISR, Military & Civilian Communications Networks, Political Economy, and the Social Science of technological development. Before joining RAND in August 2015, Willcox researched, designed, tested, instantiated, developed scenarios for, and employed simulations of institutional decision-making and of population political, military and cognitive responses to conflict. Prior to that, at NDU and in his graduate work, he assessed DoD and non-DoD R&D bureaucracies, intra-societal violent and non-violent conflict, and the incorporation of technological change into military TT&P. He is interested in group and hierarchical dynamics, the sociology of R&D, population responses to conflict, political analysis, and computational social science.

Selected Publications

John Gordon IV, Igor Mikolic-Torreira, D. Sean Barnett, Katharina Ley Best, Danielle Tarraf, Jordan Willcox, Army Fires Capabilities for 2025 and Beyond, RAND (RR-2124-A), 2017

Michael J. Mazarr, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Miranda Priebe, Andrew Radin, Kathleen Reedy, Alexander D. Rothenberg, Julia A. Thompson, Jordan Willcox, Measuring The Health of the Liberal International Order, RAND (RR-1994-OSD), 2017