Non-Commissioned Member


Members of the military with a rank below that of commissioned officer constitute a vital portion of the overall strength and mobility of an armed force. RAND research on enlisted military personnel provides objective analysis and recommendations to military leaders and civilian policymakers regarding such issues as health care, diversity and quality of recruits, reenlistment behavior, personnel management, family issues, and the effects of multiple deployments.

  • Soldiers assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as 'The Old Guard,' participate in the U.S. Army Birthday Run at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, June 14, 2021, photo by Spc. Laura Stephens/U.S. Army

    Research Brief

    Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the U.S. Army

    Aug 2, 2021

    Groups of soldiers, and particularly women, in different commands, bases, and career fields experience substantially different rates of sexual harassment and sexual assault. A better understanding of the characteristics and context of these incidents can inform and improve prevention efforts.

  • Nine Airmen graduate from the Basic Flight Engineer Course at the 344th Training Squadron, Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence, as the first-ever class comprised completely of non-prior service students at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, 13 Dec., photo by 1st Lt. Kayshel Trudell/U.S. Air Force


    Modeling Career Enlisted Aviator Retention in the U.S. Air Force

    Aug 5, 2020

    The career trajectories and retention profiles of certain U.S. Air Force career enlisted aviators (CEAs) vary across the different Air Force Specialty Codes. Is there a model that would estimate CEA retention?

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