Devon Hill is a senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation, currently based in Seattle, WA. He has experience working across the RAND Corporation’s research centers with a particular interest in military personnel policy, defense acquisition, and talent management and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. He is the lead author of a recently published review of promising DEI practices and contributed to a report on strengthening DoD's defense innovation ecosystem. He also led a review of Canada's defense budgeting process to inform deliberations of the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution Reform.
Devon is primarily a qualitative researcher with experience leading literature reviews, policy reviews, case studies, conducting interviews and focus groups, conducting case studies, and developing logic models. He is also happy to continue learning new methods and is keen to never get stuck in a comfort zone.
Prior to working at RAND, he worked for the U.S. Congress for three years then at a law firm that helped local communities affected by DoD and DoE operations navigate legislative and regulatory policy (and politics on occasion). Devon holds an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in political science from Frostburg State University. In his free time, he’s usually hiking, reading, or thinking about living in the mountains.