Linton F. Brooks
Linton F. Brooks has sixty years of national security experience, much of it associated with nuclear weapons. A retired Navy officer, he has held nuclear-related assignments in the Departments of Defense, State, and Energy, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the Navy staff, and the National Security Council staff, culminating in supervising the U.S. nuclear weapons program as Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Brooks was Chief Negotiator for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, holding the rank of Ambassador. He also supervised the preparation of the START II Treaty. Since leaving government, he has focused on mentoring future nuclear policy experts.