Glenn, Russell W. 1953- (Russell William Glenn)

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Glenn, Russell W. 1953- (Russell William Glenn)


Born March 2, 1953, in Fort Belvoir, VA; son of Russell Alger and Priscilla B. Glenn; married Deirdre Burns, June 27, 1976; children: Russell Andrew, Andrew Thayer. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1975; University of Southern California, M.S. (systems management), 1979; Stanford University, M.S. (operations research) and M.S. (civil engineering), 1982; School of Advanced Military Studies, Master of Military Art and Science, 1988; University of Kansas—Lawrence, Ph.D., 1997.


Office—RAND Corp., 4570 5th Ave., Ste. 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; fax: 412-683-2800. E-mail—[email protected]


U.S. Army, career officer, 1975-97, retiring as lieutenant colonel, selected assignments included roles as platoon leader, 1976-79, operations officer, 1980, instructor and assistant professor at U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1983-86, assistant division engineer, 1988-90, G3 Plans and Exercises chief, 1990-91, exchange officer at Royal School of Military Engineering, 1991-93, instructor and course development manager at School of Advanced Military Studies, 1994-96, and service in Germany, Korea, and Southwest Asia, retiring as lieutenant colonel; RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA, senior army fellow, 1993-94, senior defense and political analyst, 1997—, also founder and head of Urban Operations Team. Appears as subject matter expert on various television and radio programs.


Institution of Royal Engineers.


President's Award, RAND Corp., 2005; military decorations and commendations include Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal.


(Editor, with Geri Cherry) The City's Many Faces (conference proceedings), RAND Corp. (Santa Monica, CA), 2000.

Reading Athena's Dance Card: Men against Fire in Vietnam, Naval Institute Press (Annapolis, MD), 2000.

(Editor) Capital Preservation: Preparing for Urban Operations in the Twenty-first Century (conference proceedings), RAND Corp. (Santa Monica, CA), 2001.

(Coauthor) Lightning over Water: Sharpening America's Light Forces for Rapid-reaction Missions, RAND Corp. (Santa Monica, CA), 2001.

Affiliated with numerous reports for RAND Corp., as author, coauthor, editor, or contributor. Coauthor of military field manuals. Contributor to books, including Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Army, edited by Jerold E. Brown, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2000; and Non-state Threats and Future Wars, edited by Robert J. Bunker, Frank Cass (London, England), 2002. Contributor to periodicals, including Armed Forces Journal International, Parameters, Royal Engineer Journal, and Military Review.