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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

    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.

    Aug 2, 2021

  • DA442C US Army soldiers bow their heads for prayer during Wrangler Day at Fort Hood June 28, 2013 in El Paso, Texas, photo by U.S. Army Photo/Alamy Stock Photo

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    Forecasting Religious Affiliation in the United States Army

    Changes in the religious composition of the United States could affect the religious composition of recruits into the U.S. Army. This, in turn, could significantly alter the religious needs of the Army population. How has the religious composition of enlisted soldiers and of officers changed over time?

    Nov 29, 2021

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