Frank G. Klotz

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Adjunct Senior Fellow
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DPhil in politics, Oxford University; MPhil in international relations, Oxford University; BS in international affairs, U.S. Air Force Academy


Lt Gen Frank Klotz (USAF, Ret) is an adjunct senior fellow at the RAND Corporation. From April 2014 to January 2018, he served as the Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. In this Senate-confirmed position, he was responsible for the U.S. Department of Energy’s wide-ranging scientific and technical activities to maintain an effective U.S. nuclear deterrent and to reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. While on active duty, he served in several senior military posts, including the first Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director of the Air Staff, Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command; the National Security Council staff, Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and Defense Plans Officer at the U.S. Mission to NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Following his retirement from active duty in 2011, he became a senior fellow for strategic studies and arms control at the Council on Foreign Relations. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, where he earned an M.Phil. in international relations and a D.Phil. in politics. He is also a graduate of the National War College.


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