Frank A. Rose

Monday, February 10, 2020

Topic: Outer Space: Cooperation or Confrontation?

Frank A. Rose is a senior fellow for security and strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution.  He focuses on nuclear strategy and deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, missile defense, outer space, and emerging security challenges.  From 2017-18, he 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.

Mr. Rose served as assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and compliance from 2014-17.  In this position, he was responsible for advising the secretary of state on a wide variety of arms control, strategic policy, verification, and compliance issues. From 2009 to 2014, he 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 in June 2009, Mr. 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 numerous positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, was as a national security analyst with Science Applications International Corporation and on the staff of U.S. Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA).

Mr. Rose received his bachelor’s degree in history from American University in 1994 and a master’s degree in war studies from Kings’ College, University of London in 1999. He is the recipient of numerous State Department, Defense Department and international awards.

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