The Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program analyzes the implications of the dynamic security environment for future strategic concepts, Army roles and missions, force structure, capabilities, doctrine, and resourcing requirements.
Founded in 1982, the Arroyo Center is the United States Army's sole federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for studies and analysis. At RAND, the center is housed within RAND's Army Research Division.
As an FFRDC, Arroyo enables the Army to maintain a strategic relationship with an independent, nonprofit source of high-quality, objective analysis that can sustain deep expertise in domains of direct relevance to perennial Army concerns.
RAND Arroyo Center's mission is to:
- Conduct objective analytic research on major policy concerns, with an emphasis on mid- to long-term policy issues.
- Help the Army improve effectiveness and efficiency.
- Provide short-term assistance on urgent problems.
- Be a catalyst for needed change.
The Army's oversight and management of RAND Arroyo Center are stipulated by Army Regulation 5-21. The regulation establishes a governing board of Army leaders known as the Arroyo Center Policy Committee (ACPC), co-chaired by the Under Secretary of the Army and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. The ACPC provides overall guidance, reviews the annual research plan, and approves individual projects.View the members of the ACPC