Bruce Held

Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Bruce J. Held is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Since coming to RAND, he has focused his research efforts on defense acquisition, industrial base, and research and development (R&D) policy.

Prior to joining RAND, Held worked in private industry as a market planner and as a systems engineer. He is a former Army officer who, in addition to combat unit command and staff positions, spent seven years of his Army career conducting and managing R&D efforts—first as an armor technology manager at the Army Research Laboratory and then in a program management office developing tank guns and ammunition.

Held received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, his M.S. in aerospace engineering from Stanford University, and his B.S. in general engineering and Russian from the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Location: Greater Colorado Springs Area