Military Personnel


Armed forces include active-duty and reserve personnel, officers, and enlisted corps. RAND research and analysis helps policymakers understand how to recruit, train, and educate the military workforce and provide cost-effective health care for military personnel and their families.

  • A soldier is waiting for the train, photo by MivPiv/Getty Images/iStockphoto


    Predicting 36-Month Attrition in the U.S. Military

    Apr 28, 2020

    First-term attrition—in which a new enlisted recruit does not complete his or her first contract—is a costly and ongoing issue across all military service branches. Who accesses to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps?

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    Evaluation of an Air Force Well-Being and Resilience Effort

    Oct 15, 2020

    Task Force True North (TFTN) is an Air Force effort to improve resilience and well-being in airmen and their families. Based on the perceptions of key stakeholders, which TFTN initiatives appear to have been successful and could be expanded across the Air Force?

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