Before coming to RAND, Dwayne Butler served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. In this interview, he discusses how his military career prepared him for the research he is doing now on organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Harold Brown, a nuclear physicist and weapons designer who helped shape America's Cold War-era national security policy during a career that included terms as secretary of defense and secretary of the Air Force, died January 4, 2018.
This Perspective offers recommendations on how the relationship between the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs and the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services might be further refined.
This technical appendix provides additional information about the sample, data, and estimation strategy that were used for a series of AEP Data Notes published by the RAND Corporation in 2018 and 2019.
The primary mission of U.S. Army noncommissioned officers is to lead and mentor soldiers. But research has placed little emphasis on how to value their experience. Knowing how NCOs influence soldiers can help the Army maintain or improve leadership quality and soldier performance and reduce personnel costs.
Attorney Robert M. Case has been appointed vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the nonprofit RAND Corporation. Case, who previously served as RAND's associate general counsel from 2013 to 2015, began his duties October 1.
To reinvigorate graduate-level professional military education, the military could carve out a unique educational niche by focusing on intense, quality staff officer education that is more relevant to understanding the demands placed on top defense leaders.
Vacancies in key management positions in the Department of Homeland Security will likely present a challenge to the implementation of Trump administration government reform and reorganization proposals. Naming permanent deputies could help the administration carry out its reform plans at DHS.
The RAND Corporation notes with regret the death of Cyrus Tang, the CEO and chairman of Tang Industries. He was a devoted philanthropist who made significant contributions to RAND. His foundation established the Tang Institute for U.S.-China Relations and created the Tang Chair in China Policy Studies.
RAND notes with regret the passing of Frank Carlucci, who was President Ronald Reagan's final secretary of defense and had a long career as a senior-level official in both Republican and Democratic administrations. He served on the board of trustees at RAND for nearly 25 years.
U.S. Air Force commanders around the world understand their responsibilities. But they believe that many unrecognized duties interfere with mission performance. They are generally prepared by professional education and career progression to fulfill their responsibilities, but they could use more instruction on how to command.
RAND Europe recently announced that its co-application with the US-based RAND Corporation to establish an international non-profit association (AISBL) in Belgium, RAND Europe (EU), has been successful after it received the required notarial deed and approval by Royal Decree.
The RAND Corporation notes with profound regret the death of Dr. Donald W. Seldin, 97, a longtime RAND trustee and icon of American medicine who transformed a ramshackle medical school in Dallas into one of the nation's finest research and teaching institutions.
RAND President and CEO Michael Rich offers a year-end assessment of RAND's impact, highlighting ways in which the organization's findings and recommendations are helping to improve the health, security, and prosperity of individuals and communities throughout the world.
Charles J. Zwick, an economist, banker and philanthropist who was a RAND Corporation researcher from 1956 to 1965 and President Lyndon B. Johnson's last budget director, died Friday at his home in Coral Gables, Florida, his family announced. He was 91.
This review addresses the degree to which leader characteristics associated with attributes in the Army Leader Requirements Model can be developed through training and education and identifies approaches to measuring those characteristics.