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John C. Rood
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Term of Appointment: 10/02/2006 to 09/27/2007

John Rood serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Interna­tional Security and Nonproliferation. Mr. Rood assumed this position in October 2006. In this position, he is responsible for the development and implementation of policies to curb the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, exercise effective multilateral export con­trols, and other arms control matters.

Mr. Rood previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council from February 2005-October 2006. In this post, he was responsible for staffing and providing advice to the President and National Security Advisor and coordinating Administration efforts to counter, prevent, and roll-back the spread of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.

From September 2003 to February 2005, Mr. Rood served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy. In this post, Mr. Rood's responsibilities included the development and oversight of policy and programs related to U.S. nuclear and conventional strategic forces, ballistic missile defenses, and the use of space systems for military purposes.

From May 2001 to September 2003, Mr. Rood served as the Director for Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation, and Homeland Defense at the National Security Council. His duties involved the formulation, coordination, and implementation of policy on missile defense, North Korea, and other related arms control and nonproliferation matters.

Prior to his first stint at the National Security Council, Mr. Rood served as Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona. In that position, he worked on a broad range of defense and foreign policy issues, with an emphasis on missile defense, arms control, nonproliferation, export controls, and nuclear weapons issues. Mr. Rood worked for Senator Kyl for four years. Before joining Senator Kyl's staff, he held a variety of positions at the Central Intelligence Agency, including as an analyst following foreign missile programs.



Released on November 27, 2006

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