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Frank A. Rose
Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy - Foreign Policy
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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.
Before that, 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, Rose 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, 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. Rose has also held numerous positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for strategy and threat reduction, and policy advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. Before that, he worked as a national security analyst with Science Applications International Corporation and on the staff of U.S. Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA).
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 also a 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), in acknowledgement for his role as the lead U.S. negotiator for the 2011 missile defense basing agreement.
Affiliations:
The Aerospace Corporation, casual employee
CSIS Missile Defense Project Advisory Board, member
Nuclear Security Working Group, member
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.
Before that, 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, Rose 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, 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. Rose has also held numerous positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for strategy and threat reduction, and policy advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. Before that, he worked as a national security analyst with Science Applications International Corporation and on the staff of U.S. Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA).
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 also a 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), in acknowledgement for his role as the lead U.S. negotiator for the 2011 missile defense basing agreement.
Affiliations:
The Aerospace Corporation, casual employee
CSIS Missile Defense Project Advisory Board, member
Nuclear Security Working Group, member
Contact
202.797.6103 — Foreign Policy Program
Topics
Arms Control
Defense & Security
National Security
U.S. Defense
Programs
Foreign Policy
Centers
Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Projects
Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative
Additional Expertise Areas
Emerging security challenges
Missile defense
Nuclear strategy and deterrence
Space security
Experience
Past Positions
Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance (2014-2017)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy (2009-2014)
Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Armed Services (2007-2009)
Professional Staff Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (2005-2007)
Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (2001-2005)
Special Assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction (1999-2001)
Education
M.A., War Studies, King’s College London, 1999
B.A., History, American University, 1994
Research
Arms Control
Safeguarding the heavens: The United States and the future of norms of behavior in outer space
Frank A. Rose
June 2018
Arms Control
Is the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review as bad as the critics claim it is?
Frank A. Rose
April 2018
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Blog Posts
Order from Chaos
Will the upcoming Missile Defense Review maintain the current course or plot a new direction?
Frank A. Rose
Monday, June 11, 2018
Order from Chaos
Around the Halls: Brookings experts discuss the implications of President Trump’s Iran nuclear deal announcement
Suzanne Maloney, Natan Sachs, Bruce Riedel, Daniel L. Byman, Hady Amr, Mara Karlin, Samantha Gross, Frank A. Rose, Richard Nephew, Steven Pifer, Célia Belin, Dror Michman, Tamara Cofman Wittes, Tanvi Madan, and Kadira Pethiyagoda
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Order from Chaos
What should the Senate ask Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo?
Jessica Brandt, Richard C. Bush, Daniel L. Byman, Katy Collin, Samantha Gross, Ryan Hass, Tarun Chhabra, Martin S. Indyk, Dhruva Jaishankar, James Kirchick, Tanvi Madan, Suzanne Maloney, Chris Meserole, Will Moreland, Ted Piccone, Alina Polyakova, Bruce Riedel, Frank A. Rose, Amanda Sloat, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Torrey Taussig, David G. Victor, and Kemal Kirişci
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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