Military Officers


Commissioned military officers are trained in leadership and management. RAND has conducted extensive research to advise policymakers on how to design training and career development programs that will attract and retain military leaders capable of meeting a nation's strategic goals.

  • 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


    Forecasting Religious Affiliation in the United States Army

    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?

    Nov 29, 2021

  • Airmen join in a group huddle at the conclusion of the Police Week Memorial 5K Ruck March at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2017. The airmen are assigned to the 374th Security Forces Squadron, photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson/U.S. Air Force


    Championing the Agile Air Force Officer Career

    Some human resource management practices might hinder the military services' abilities to effectively manage their human capital. What is the potential utility of some new flexibilities for improving the management of Air Force human capital?

    Jul 30, 2021

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