Rose Gottemoeller takes office as NATO Deputy Secretary General
Rose Gottemoeller of the United States has assumed her position as NATO Deputy Secretary General – the Alliance’s second most senior international civil servant – as of Monday, 17 October 2016.
She succeeds Ambassador Alexander Vershbow of the United States, who held the post from February 2012.
Ms. Gottemoeller previously served as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the US Department of State, advising the Secretary of State on arms control, non-proliferation and political-military affairs. She has also served as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, and was the chief negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation.
Prior to joining the US Department of State in 2000, she held senior posts at the US Department of Energy, and leadership roles at the Carnegie Moscow Center and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
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