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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    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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    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

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