Civilian Military Workforce

Civilian personnel frequently support military troops in their national security missions and participate in stabilization and reconstruction efforts around the world. RAND research has provided policymakers with assessments and recommendations on how to utilize the civilian workforce effectively in areas of planning, development, performance, talent management, accountability, and personnel benefits.

  • Testimony

    The Defense Civilian Workforce: Insights from Research

    Testimony presented to the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia on May 12, 2003.

    Dec 31, 2002

  • Report

    Assessing the Personal Financial Problems of Junior Enlisted Personnel

    Shows that young military members are more prone to serious problems paying bills than are comparable civilian workers.

    Apr 29, 2002

  • Report

    Married to the Military: The Employment and Earnings of Military Wives Compared with Those of Civilian Wives

    Examines differences between military and civilian wives' contribution to family income.

    Apr 10, 2002

  • Report

    Department of Defense Political Appointments: Positions and Process

    In 1998, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Human Resources Strategy was established for the purpose of evaluating the Department of Defense's (DoD's) capacity to attract and retain both civilian and military personnel.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Report

    Characterizing the Future Defense Workforce

    An occupational-level analysis of the effects of the future environment on the characteristics of the Department of Defense (DoD) work and workers.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Report

    Pay Competitiveness and Quality of Department Of Defense Scientists and Engineers

    Presents an analysis of the pay competitiveness, and quality of employees recruited and retained, for civilian scientific and engineering positions in Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Journal Article

    Healing Sick Institutions

    The author distinguishes inefficient institutions from sick institutions.

    Dec 31, 1997

  • Report

    Incremental Costs of Military and Civilian Manpower in the Military Services

    Updates a series of reports by the Department of Defense (DoD) Comptroller's Office that contained cost estimates for military and civil service personnel, per man-year and by pay grade.

    Dec 31, 1987

  • Report

    The Effect of Depot Closures on Personnel Retention.

    An analysis of the effects on the Air Force Logistics Command civilian work force of the decision of the Department of Defense in November 1964 to close the Air Materiel Area (AMA) depots at Middletown (Pa.), Mobile (Ala.), and San Bernardino (Calif....

    Dec 31, 1966

  • Content

    Hannah Acheson-Field

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in computational biology (computer science), Brown University

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    Beth J. Asch

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in economics, University of Chicago; B.A. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Ryan Andrew Brown

    Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist; Co-Director, Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in anthropology, Emory University; M.A. in anthropology, Emory University; B.A. in anthropology, University of North Carolina

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    Richard S. Girven

    Director, Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center; Senior International/Defense Research Analyst
    Education M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.M.A.S. in strategic studies, U.S. Army Command And General Staff College; M.S. in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; B.S. in business management, Park College

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    Kirsten M. Keller

    Senior Behavioral Scientist; Associate Director, Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE
    Education Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Maryland; M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Maryland; B.A. in psychology, Franklin and Marshall College

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    Miriam Matthews

    Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in social psychology, Claremont Graduate University

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    Molly F. McIntosh

    Associate Director, Forces and Resources Policy Center; Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Princeton University; M.A. in economics, Princeton University; B.A. in economics, UC Berkeley

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    Bruce R. Orvis

    Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; A.B. in psychology, University of Rochester

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    Elizabeth Roth

    Associate Director, Research Programming Group; Senior Research Programmer
    Education M.A. in sociology, Ohio State University; B.A. in psychology, Cornell University

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    Christina E. Steiner

    Assistant Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.B.A. in strategic marketing, University of Texas; B.A. in economics and Spanish, Wellesley College

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    Jeffrey B. Wenger

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; B.A. in mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz