Alumnus Receives NATO Appointment

Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller

U.S. State Department

Rose Gottemoeller, who worked as a social scientist at RAND for more than a decade, was recently appointed Deputy Secretary General of NATO. She will be the first woman to hold the position, which she assumes on October 1.

In announcing her appointment, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Rose Gottemoeller, who will bring to NATO a wealth of experience in international security policy, and in areas such as arms control and relations with Russia. She will also be the first woman to hold this key post, which is a milestone in NATO.”

Gottemoeller is currently serving as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, advising the Secretary of State on arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. She was previously Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, and the chief negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). At RAND, she worked on international relations generally and U.S.-Soviet relations in particular. She left in 1993 to join the National Security Council as director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs.

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