Project AIR FORCE Management

James S. Chow

Vice President and Director, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Engineer

James S. Chow is vice president and director of RAND Project AIR FORCE, and a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation. He has studied a variety of issues in the national defense and homeland security fields, from aircraft and weapons-related force planning issues to detailed modeling and simulation of aircraft and air defense interactions. He served as the chair of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board between 2017 and 2020. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.

 

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David Orletsky

Associate Director, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Engineer

David Orletsky is the associate director of RAND Project AIR FORCE, and a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation. While at RAND, he has done a variety of operational air mobility analyses for projects sponsored by the U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. A major focus of his work over the last few years has been on cost-effectiveness analysis of potential aircraft alternatives to meet a specified need.

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Anthony Rosello

Air Force Liaison, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Engineer

Anthony Rosello is the Air Force liaison for RAND Project AIR FORCE, and a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation. He has been involved with air mobility for nearly 20 years, and retired from the Air Force Reserve after years of service as a command C-130 pilot.

 

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Michael J. Neumann

Director of Operations, RAND Project AIR FORCE

Michael Neumann serves as the Director of Operations for RAND Project AIR FORCE. In this role, he is responsible for the unit’s business management, financial, and administrative functions.