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.

  • Company commanders, first sergeants and other members of command teams from across the 9th Mission Support Command, the U.S. Army Reserve command of the Pacific, listen during the classroom training portion of "How to BA Day.", photo by U.S. Army


    Soldier Preferences and Retention Effects of Changes in Army Reserve Training Requirements

    Nov 16, 2021

    Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserve have traditionally been required to attend 39 days of training per year. However, across the readiness cycle, units may have their requirements changed with minimal notice. How do changes in training requirements affect a soldier's interest in staying in the Reserves?

  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rose Li, right, hands a notebook to Airman 1st Class Eric Gardella, both 86th Communications Squadron wing cyber readiness technicians, while monitoring malicious network activity during exercise Tacet Venari at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 2, 2020, photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer/U.S. Air Force


    Improving U.S. Air Force Training and Development in the Cyber Field

    Sep 29, 2021

    The U.S. Air Force has been looking for ways to revamp the training of its offensive and defensive cyberwarfare workforce to develop the best fighting force possible. Is the training and development process that exists now working well for the cyber workforce? Is there a need for improvement?

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