• Andrew Weber

    Former Assistant Secretary of Defense & former Director of the Nuclear Weapons Council

    Andrew C. Weber has devoted three decades to countering global threats. In different U.S. government national security positions, Weber has worked to avert dangers posed by nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and terrorism, as well as to strengthen global health security.

    Weber is the former deputy coordinator for Ebola response at the U.S. Department of State. From 2009 to 2014, Weber served as assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs. For the previous 13 years, he served as an adviser for threat reduction policy in the office of the secretary of defense. Prior to this appointment, Weber was a United States foreign service officer, with diplomatic assignments in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Kazakhstan, and Hong Kong.

    Among other projects, Weber oversaw global expansion of the Nunn-Lugar nonproliferation and biosecurity programs, including the elimination of chemical weapons in Libya and Syria. Earlier, he played a key role in operations to remove weapons grade uranium from Kazakhstan and Georgia, and made an effort to reduce biological weapons threats in the former Soviet Union and to remove nuclear capable MiG-29 aircraft from Moldova.

    From 2002 through 2008, Weber taught a course on force and diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh Graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Weber graduated from Cornell University and holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University.

    Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyWeberNCB

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