Frank A. Rose, Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution
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Frank A. Rose

Principal Deputy Administrator – National Nuclear Security Administration, Former Brookings Expert

Frank A. Rose was sworn in as the Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration on August 2, 2021. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2021.

In his role as Principal Deputy Administrator, Rose will lead cyber security, workforce development and staffing, and international outreach in addition to supporting the Administrator’s initiatives.

Prior to his nomination, Frank A. Rose was a senior fellow and the co-director of the Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. While at Brookings, he focused of nuclear strategy and deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, missile defense, space security, and emerging security challenges. He served at the U.S. Department of State as the assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and compliance (2014-17), and the deputy assistant secretary of state for space and defense policy (2009-2014). Prior to joining the State Department in June 2009, Rose held various positions on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the private sector. 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.

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