Jonathan Wong (he/him) is associate director of the Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program of the RAND Arroyo Center, a policy researcher at RAND Corporation, and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research focuses on the role of new technologies and operational concepts, and processes in shaping how militaries fight. He also contributes to other force design and development research and RAND's military logistics, manpower, intelligence policy, and strategy portfolios.
Previously, Wong was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, providing strategic advice for clients in industrial goods and and nonprofit sectors. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman and infantry officer from 2001–11, deploying multiple times to Iraq and the Western Pacific.
Wong holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego.
Wong, Jonathan P., Obaid Younossi, Christine Kistler LaCoste, Philip S. Anton, Alan J. Vick, Guy Weichenberg, and Thomas C. Whitmore, Improving Defense Acquisition: Insights from Three Decades of RAND Research, RAND Corporation (RR-A1670-1), 2022
Fleming, Joslyn, Jonathan P. Wong, Matthew W. Lewis, Duncan Long, Angelena Bohman, Kathryn Connor, Rick Eden, and Michael J. Gaines, Equipping the 21st Century Marine Corps: Alternative Equipping Strategies for Task-Organized Units, RAND Corporation (RR-2822-USMC), 2021
Mayer, Lauren A., Mark V. Arena, Frank Camm, Jonathan P. Wong, Gabriel Lesnick, Sarah Lovell, Edward Fernandez, Phillip Carter, and Gordon T. Lee, Prototyping Using Other Transactions: Case Studies for the Acquisition Community, RAND Corporation (RR-4417-AF), 2020
Jonathan P. Wong, "Bad Idea: Overly Focusing on Development and Acquisition Speed," CSIS Defense 360, 2020