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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy

Mission

Support the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs by developing strategies, policies, and oversight of national nuclear policy, treaty negotiations, and missile defense policy.

Nuclear Missile Defense includes:

  • Supporting START follow-on treaty negotiations;
  • Coordination of interagency Nuclear Posture Review;
  • Coordination of Ballistic Missile Defense Review;
  • Supporting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs as Chair of the NATO High Level Group; and
  • Managing the growing political-military implications of missile defense

Leadership

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Nuclear & Missile Defense Policy:

Dr. Robert Soofer

Rob Soofer is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, supporting the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities by developing strategies, creating policies, and conducting oversight of national nuclear policy, treaty negotiations, and missile defense policy.

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Principal Deputy: Vacant

Director, Nuclear Policy: Mr. Brad Clark

Director, Missile Defense Policy: Dr. Peppino DeBiaso

 

Contact Information

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy
2900 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-2900

Commercial (703) 697-3263