Andrew C. Weber

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Andrew C. Weber
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Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense Programs
In office
May 18, 2009 – October 1, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byFred Celec
Succeeded byDr. A Thomas Hopkins
Personal details
Born (1960-04-28) April 28, 1960 (age 61)
New York, New York
NationalityUnited States
EducationMaster of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS), Georgetown University
Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University
OccupationNational security official
AwardsOffice of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service

Andrew Charles Weber (born 28 April 1960)[1] 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 and served until 1 October 2014.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in New York City, Weber graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1978. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1982 and received a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degree from Georgetown University in 1986.[1][3]


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.[2] 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.[2] From 2002 to 2008, Weber taught a course on Force and Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Georgetown University.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Biographical and Financial Information Requested of Nominees". Nominations Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, First Session, 111th Congress (PDF). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 2010. pp. 650–651. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e " Biography: Andrew C. Weber". United States Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  3. ^ "Andrew Weber". Council on Strategic Risks. 2019-02-07. Archived from the original on 2021-03-23. Retrieved 2021-03-23.

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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