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Dr. James A. THOMSON President and Chief Executive Officer, Research and Development Corporation (RAND), Santa Monica, CA


1967-1969 Purdue University, M.Sc. in Physics 1969-1972 Purdue University, Ph.D. in Physics 1972-1974 University of Wisconsin, Post-doctoral research associate in experimental nuclear physics 1974-1977 Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon 1977-1981 National Security Council, The White House 1981-1986 Director of RAND's National Security Strategies research program in Project AIR FORCE 1983-1984 Director of RAND's International Security and Defense Policy program 1984-1989 Vice President and responsible for the Project AIR FORCE division, The RAND Corporation since 1989 President and Chief Executive Officer, The RAND Corporation