Ambassador Linton F. Brooks

Ambassador Linton F. Brooks

Independent Consultant
Board of Managers, National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC

Ambassador Linton F. Brooks is an independent consultant on national security issues, a non-resident Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control, and an advisor to six U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.

He served from July 2002 to January 2007 as Administrator of the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), where he was responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapons program and for DOE’s international nuclear nonproliferation programs.

Ambassador Brooks has more than five decades of experience in national security, much of it associated with nuclear weapons. His government service includes Deputy Administrator for Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration, Assistant Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Chief U.S. Negotiator for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, Director of Defense Programs and Arms Control on the National Security Council staff, and a series of Navy and Defense Department assignments as a 30-year career naval officer. In addition to his government service, Ambassador Brooks spent eight years as a Vice President at the Center for Naval Analyses.

Ambassador Brooks holds degrees in physics from Duke University and in government and politics from the University of Maryland, and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He speaks and writes frequently on national security issues.