The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is seeking more diversity and more technical knowledge in its recruits at the same time the pool of eligible candidates who have a desire to serve is shrinking. As the U.S. Air Force (USAF) works to recruit the right candidates, RAND Corporation research offers a host of lessons learned. This document highlights relevant research from RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF), as well as research conducted for other service branches and the Office of the Secretary of Defense that may be applicable to DAF recruiting efforts.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation Corporate publication series. Corporate publications are program or department brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, and miscellaneous information about the RAND Corporation or RAND's business units. Some corporate publications are published in the AR series as Annual Reports or as Administrative Reports. Administrative Reports are often required by the client or sponsor and provide a status report on work resulting from a contract.
This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.