Frank A. Rose
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Frank A. Rose was sworn in by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today as Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy.
“Frank brings unparalleled expertise in nuclear security and national defense, and he will be a tremendous asset as NNSA works to keep our Nation and our world safe,” Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said. “I am thrilled that he’s willing to serve the American people once again, and we’re so excited to welcome him to DOE.”
President Biden leaned on the more than 25 years of experience Rose has in nuclear strategy, deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, and emerging security challenges at the Department of Defense, the State Department, and Congress to serve as Hruby’s principal deputy. As an expert in international nuclear weapons and arms control policy, Rose was a clear choice.
“I am honored by President Biden’s trust, and look forward to serving with Secretary Granholm, and the outstanding leadership team at NNSA to implement and improve our nuclear security mission and strengthen the security of our Nation,” Rose said. “We face a complex set of pressing and emerging threats, and we will meet the challenge.”
Rose was most recently a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. Prior to joining Brookings, Rose served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance from 2014 to 2017. From 2009 to 2014, he served as the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense policy. He also has held positions at the U.S. Department of Defense, in the U.S. Congress as a staffer on various congressional committees, and the private sector.
Rose earned his bachelor’s degree in history from American University and a master’s degree in war studies from King’s College, University of London in 1999.
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile; works to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and militarily effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.