Frank A. Rose is a Senior Fellow for security and strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as Principal Director and Chief of Government Relations at the Aerospace Corporation, and has held various national security staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives during his 20 year career. He specializes in nuclear strategy and deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, missile defense, outer space, and emerging security challenges.
Frank A. Rose is a Senior Fellow for security and strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution.
He previously served as Principal Director and Chief of Government Relations at the Aerospace Corporation, a federally-funded research and development center focused on national security space programs. Before that, Rose served as Assistant Secretary of State for arms control, verification, and compliance, where he was responsible for advising the Secretary of State on a wide variety of arms control, strategic policy, verification, and compliance issues. He also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for space and defense policy where he was responsible for key issues related to arms control and defense policy including missile defense, space security, chemical and biological weapons, and conventional arms control. Prior to joining the State Department, Rose held various national security staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, including service as a professional staff member on both the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He has also held various positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and worked as a National Security Analyst with Science Applications International Corporation.
He is the recipient of numerous awards including: the Department of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award (2001); the Office of Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence (2002); the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service (2005); the State Department Superior Honor Award (2012); and the Ordinul National Serviciul Credincios (Knight) from Romania (2014).
He specializes in nuclear strategy and deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, missile defense, outer space, and emerging security challenges.
Rose received his Bachelor’s degree in History from The American University and a Master’s degree in War Studies from Kings’ College, University of London.
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Ambassador Steven Pifer, Mr. Frank A. Rose
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