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Jacob Heim

Jacob Heim

Adjunct Lecturer

  • Campus Location: Washington DC


Jacob Heim has over ten years of experience conducting defense analyses for a range of military and civilian sponsors. He has been a senior operations research analyst at the MITRE Corporation and a strategic analyst in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development. He is currently a defense policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.
Heim has authored and co-authored numerous RAND reports, including Missile for Asia? The Need for Operational Analysis of U.S. Theater Ballistic Missiles in the Pacific and The U.S.-China Military Scorecard: Trends in Relative Capabilities, 1996-2017. Outside of RAND, his writing has been published in Air and Space Power Journal, Washington Quarterly, and the SAIS Review. He has briefed widely to senior Pentagon officials as well as to the National Intelligence Council, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Pacific Air Forces, The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and the Military Operations Research Society. In 2017, the Secretary of Defense awarded him the Medal for Exceptional Public Service.
Heim holds an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA in mathematics from Amherst College. He is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.