Military Education and Training


The U.S. military is the largest in the world, and ensuring that its more than one million service members build knowledge, skills, and proficiency in an ever-changing military-technology environment is a considerable challenge. RAND helps to inform and improve training tools, force planning, and educational opportunities for military personnel, including the post-9/11 GI Bill for veterans.

  • A student from the U.S. Air Force Pararescue School shields a wounded Airman during a mass casualty exercise at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, January 6, 2018


    Are Battlefield Airmen Fit for Duty?

    May 9, 2017

    Military occupations can be physically demanding, yet few attempts have been made to determine the physical readiness of today's airmen to perform their jobs. A methodology for establishing physical fitness standards for four Air Force occupational specialties can help the Air Force measure the physical readiness of airmen.

  • An Army depot machinist fabricates a piece of equipment


    Essential Skills Veterans Gain During Professional Military Training

    Jan 6, 2016

    A concise reference card that identifies many of the skills that transitioning service members and veterans have learned in professional military training programs serves as a resource for leaders and hiring managers.

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