Andrew C. Weber

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Andrew Weber

Andrew C. Weber was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs, whose areas of responsibility are US nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs. Appointed by President Obama, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on 18 May 2009.[1]

Early life[edit]

Weber graduated from Cornell University and holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degree from Georgetown University.

Career[edit]

He played a key role in the Nunn–Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction which removed weapons grade uranium from Kazakhstan and Georgia, and nuclear capable Mikoyan MiG-29 from Moldova. Weber also oversaw and developed the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and for his work has twice been awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.[2] He served previously as a United States Foreign Service Officer.[3] From 2002-2008, Weber taught a course on Force and Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Georgetown University.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-Announces-More-Key-Administration-Posts-4/14/09
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2012-06-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-06-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://events.georgetown.edu/events/index.cfm?Action=View&EventID=80850

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Government offices
Preceded by
Fred Celec
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs
May 18, 2009 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent