Congratulations to Dan Putka, Ph.D., principal scientist at HumRRO, and to the other members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Strengthening U.S. Air Force Human Capital Management on their service and recent publication of the report, Strengthening U.S. Air Force Human Capital Management: A Flight Plan for 2020-2030. William (Bill) Strickland, Ph.D., former HumRRO president, co-chaired the committee.

Acquiring, employing, developing, and retaining talent are the foundations for a human capital management (HCM) system. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) recognizes the importance of effective HCM and its impact on mission readiness and the personnel served by its workforce policies, procedures, and processes.

Strengthening U.S. Air Force Human Capital Management: A Flight Plan for 2020-2030

The report assesses and strengthens the various USAF initiatives and programs working to improve person-job match and HCM in coordinated support of optimal mission capability. This report also offers the USAF a strategic approach across a connected HCM system to develop 21st century human capital capabilities essential for the success of 21st century USAF personnel deployed around the world.

Founded more than 150 years ago, the National Academies convenes interdisciplinary panels to investigate critical scientific and technological issues and challenges facing the nation, offering independent and objective advice to the government. Each panel consists of a small group of invited experts who meet and study the focal issue over a 15- to 18-month period and develop a detailed report of their findings and recommendations.

HumRRO is proud of its many contributions to the National Academies and other scientific organizations over the years.

About the Authors:

Michael Ingerick - Director, Military Personnel Research, Business Development Division

Michael Ingerick


Dan Putka - Principal Staff Scientist, Personnel Selection & Development Program

Dan Putka, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist