Operational Readiness

Organizing, training, and equipping armed forces for combat is essential to ensure their success in the field. RAND research provides military decisionmakers with information and analyses to implement effective support, training, and acquisition policies that ensure the highest level of operational readiness, even in the face of increasingly fluid combat environments.

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    Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy: Options and Assessment

    This report presents the RAND study that resulted from a request to assist the Secretary of Defense in drafting an Executive Order to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Jan 1, 1993

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    Ben Caves

    Senior Research Leader
    Education M.A. in defence studies, King's College London; L.L.M. in commercial law, University of Bristol; B.A. in law & business, University of Lincoln; Post Graduate Diploma in logistics management, University of Lincoln

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    Ben Connable

    Senior Political Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in war studies, King's College London; M.A. in national security affairs, Naval Postgraduate School; M.A. in strategic intelligence, American Military University; B.A. in political science, University of Colorado, Boulder

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    Brandon Corbin

    Defense Analyst
    Education M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.S. in engineering management, US Mil Academy at West Point

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    Henry Hargrove

    Technical Analyst
    Education Bachelor of Science in applied physics, Carnegie Mellon University; Master of Engineering Management in statistical process control, Old Dominion University

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    Caitlin Lee

    Associate Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center; Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in war studies, King's College London; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, Northeastern University

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    Duncan Long

    Senior Defense Analyst
    Education B.A. in history, Stanford University; M.A. in international affairs, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

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    Paul W. Mayberry

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in quantitative psychology, University of Illinois-Urbana, Champaign

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    Patrick Mills

    Associate Director, Resource Management Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE; Senior Operations Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. and M.S. in industrial engineering, Texas Tech

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    Sydne Newberry

    Research Communications Analyst IV; Medical Editor for the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center
    Education Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    Christopher M. Schnaubelt

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of California Santa Barbara; M.S.S. in strategic studies, U.S. Army War College

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    Stephan B. Seabrook

    Senior Defense Analyst
    Education M.A. in international relations & international economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; B.A. in economics; government, Bowdoin College

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    David E. Thaler

    Senior International/Defense Researcher
    Education M.I.A. in International Security Policy/Middle East, Columbia University; B.A. in international relations, The George Washington University

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    Brendan Toland

    Associate Director, Navy and Marine Forces Center; Senior Operations Researcher
    Education M.S. in systems engineering, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mathematics, Allegheny College

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    In Memoriam: Roland J. Yardley

    Senior International/Defense Researcher
    Education M.S. in management, Naval Postgraduate School; B.B.A. in human resource management, University of New Mexico

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    Emmi Yonekura

    Physical Scientist
    Education B.S. in applied mathematics, Columbia University; Ph.D. in atmospheric science, Columbia University