For decades, RAND has conducted extensive research to help U.S. and allied decisionmakers design training and career development programs that will attract and retain military professionals capable of meeting a nation's national security and defense goals.
This research, part of a larger project examining the preparation and support of leaders in the medical field, evaluates the need for and feasibility of qualifying health care officers as ''joint'' officers.
Air liaison officers (ALOs) are U.S. Air Force officers who provide close air support to U.S. Army units. This investigation of the feasibility of an ALO career field relies on historical sources, interviews, and a personnel flow analysis.
Identifies the expertise requirements of senior Navy leadership positions, as well as the types of experience likely to become more important in the future, to better understand how the Navy should develop its officers.
Considers the utility of the U.S. Army shift, in 1998, of its senior enlisted force from a fixed enlistment contract system to indefinite reenlistment and the potential applicability to the other service branches.
Changes in the world over the past two decades have made the conduct of military operations more complex and varied. More needs to be done to prepare Army leaders to meet the challenges of the contemporary environment and to continually learn and adapt to new circumstances.
To provide a clearer picture of how the quality of military personnel is revealed over time, RAND Corporation researchers implemented a new, broader measure of quality that incorporates information from the military promotion system.
Extends the military services' customary definition of quality -- high school diploma graduate and scoring in the upper half on the Armed Forces Qualification Test -- to include performance as indicated by speed of promotion during the first term.
Based on indications of increased difficulty in meeting recruiting goals, RAND was asked to examine recent trends in the recruiting market and to assess their implications for meeting accession requirements.
Summarizes the Arroyo Center's analysis of the Reserve Component (RC) school system and the prototype over two fiscal years (1995 and 1996) in the areas of training requirements and school production, training resources and costs, and training quality.