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Members of the military with a rank below that of commissioned officer constitute a vital portion of the overall strength and mobility of an armed force. RAND research on enlisted military personnel provides objective analysis and recommendations to military leaders and civilian policymakers regarding such issues as health care, diversity and quality of recruits, reenlistment behavior, personnel management, family issues, and the effects of multiple deployments.

  • Soldiers assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as 'The Old Guard,' participate in the U.S. Army Birthday Run at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, June 14, 2021, photo by Spc. Laura Stephens/U.S. Army

    Research Brief

    Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the U.S. Army

    Aug 2, 2021

    Groups of soldiers, and particularly women, in different commands, bases, and career fields experience substantially different rates of sexual harassment and sexual assault. A better understanding of the characteristics and context of these incidents can inform and improve prevention efforts.

  • DA442C US Army soldiers bow their heads for prayer during Wrangler Day at Fort Hood June 28, 2013 in El Paso, Texas, photo by U.S. Army Photo/Alamy Stock Photo

    Report

    Forecasting Religious Affiliation in the United States Army

    Nov 29, 2021

    Changes in the religious composition of the United States could affect the religious composition of recruits into the U.S. Army. This, in turn, could significantly alter the religious needs of the Army population. How has the religious composition of enlisted soldiers and of officers changed over time?

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  • Report

    Report

    Specialty Training and the Performance of First-Term Enlisted Personnel

    Describes some early results of research designed to evaluate the economic efficiency of specialty training for first-term enlisted personnel.

    Apr 1, 1979

  • Report

    Report

    The All-Volunteer Force: Five Years Later

    Provides a brief discussion of why the draft was ended; examines evidence from the first five years without conscription, and explores changes that may be needed to make military manpower policy consistent with an all-volunteer environment.

    Dec 1, 1977

  • Report

    Report

    The All-Volunteer Force: Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, March 2, 1977

    The all-volunteer force (AVF) has attracted a socially representative mix of the desired quantity and quality of new recruits at a cost substantially less than once assumed. The author outlines how the all-volunteer force has fared since 1971.

    Jan 1, 1977

  • Report

    Report

    Military Manpower and the All-Volunteer Force

    An overview of the broad trends and policies that have emerged during the transition from the selective service draft to an all-volunteer military. The report is divided into three parts.

    Jan 1, 1977

  • People

    People

    John S. Crown

    Senior Management Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in statistics, Texas A&M University; M.S. in operations research, Air Force Institute of Technology; M.S. in applied mathematics, Air Force Institute of Technology

  • People

    People

    Sean Robson

    Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology, University of Tulsa; B.S. in psychology, James Madison University