The U.S. Navy's handling of the early COVID-19 outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt revealed some cracks in the service's readiness to respond to major medical events. The relative lack of severe consequences in this instance should not prevent the Navy from reviewing those shortfalls and their implications for readiness.
Congress is trying to nudge the Navy to expand the size of the fleet. But without comparable levels of funding for personnel, maintenance, technology upgrades, logistics and other support functions, a larger fleet could come at the cost of readiness.
Researchers developed a methodology to assess the value of resource options for U.S. Navy cybersecurity investments. The proposed methodology enables the Navy to rationalize the cost-effectiveness of potential investments within the POM process.
The RAND-developed Women's Reproductive Health Survey (WRHS) was conducted to better understand active-duty service women's experiences with reproductive health. This infographic presents results for the U.S. Navy.
The authors analyze the policies and processes for reporting unfavorable information about U.S. military officers being considered for appointments, promotions, or retirements and make recommendations for improvement.
Military recruiting and retention activities are typically conducted in person, but with COVID-19–related stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements, the armed services had to quickly adapt their policies and procedures or risk missing their end strength objectives.
The majority of military personnel are not extremists. But to address their potential exposure to and involvement in extremist activities, commanders who are tasked with combating extremism could receive some support from existing programs that promote diversity and inclusion and prevent violence.
RAND experts have analyzed data from the Department of Defense's flagship survey for understanding the health, health behaviors, and well-being of service members. The results provide valuable insights across various health-related topics and about personnel by service branch.
The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This infographic reports key findings for reserve component members in the Navy Reserve.
Findings from the 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey of reserve component service members relate to health promotion and disease prevention, substance use, mental and emotional health, physical health and functional limitations, sexual behavior and health, sexual orientation and health, and deployment experiences and health.
The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief summarizes results for broad topics of the survey, such as substance use and mental health, among active component members.
The 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey sought information on the health and health behaviors of service members. This brief reviews results for mental and emotional health among active component members.