Source: NNSA | Release | August 2, 2021

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm swears in Frank A. Rose to be Principal Deputy Administrator of NNSA.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm swears in Frank A. Rose to be Principal Deputy Administrator of NNSA.

Frank A. Rose was sworn in by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm on Monday as Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration 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,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “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 has also 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.