Defense Research Analyst

CSBA is soliciting applications for a defense research analyst with a focus on force structure, wargaming, and operations research. The candidate would conduct and support research on a variety of defense issues and would help in the preparation and execution of defense workshops and wargames, including post-event analysis and reports. If you are interested in applying for this position please submit your resume to

Primary Responsibilities

  • General Areas Studies and Research Reports
    • Contribute to defense-related databases and proprietary research tools
    • Support senior staff in research on defense concepts and capabilities
    • Proposal production and editorial support
  • Defense Analysis
    • Provide expertise in analyzing data, developing information sources, and assessing available and alternative solutions to complex problems
    • Support senior staff engaged in defense budget, force structure, and operations research analysis
    • Research and writing on selected assigned issues on strategic and regional issues
  • Workshop and Conference Support
    • Support senior staff in designing and implementing wargames and other exercises
    • Support issue-specific workshops, conferences, and other CSBA projects
    • Conduct post-exercise analysis and editorial support for written reports


  • Required
    • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of programs and interest in learning other programming environments
    • Demonstrated research skills and proven ability to work independently
    • Strong writing, presentation and public speaking skills
    • Strong organizing and work planning skills
  • Preferred
    • Masters level degree in security studies, foreign policy, political science, statistics, operations research or a related field
    • Wargaming/Operations Research experience
    • Eligible for a SECRET-level security clearance
    • Working knowledge of quantitative methods of analysis
    • Project Management experience

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and a writing sample.
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