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.

  • U.S. Marines and sailors post security from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2) off the coast of Southern Calif., December 4, 2020, photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Rowe/U.S. Marine Corps


    Risk of Sexual Assault in the Military Is Higher Where Sexual Harassment Is Common

    Mar 2, 2021

    Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military should be viewed together as a single problem. When sexual harassment goes unpunished, it creates a workplace environment that permits sexually inappropriate behavior. For some, that behavior may escalate from harassment to assault.

  • The Patrick Air Force Base Honor Guard waits for the open ranks inspection portion of the 2004 Air Force Space Command honor guard competition here March 23, photo by Tech. Sgt. Ken Bergmann/U.S. Air Force


    Can Artificial Intelligence Help Improve Air Force Talent Management?

    Jan 19, 2021

    An AI-enabled performance-scoring system could enable the U.S. Air Force to leverage existing data for improved human resource management policies and practices. How could this help senior leaders take full advantage of performance records when making talent management decisions?

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