Klotz nominated for NNSA helm

090929-F-2270A-001The White House today announced President Obama’s intent to nominate retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz as the Department of Energy’s under secretary for nuclear security and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration. In that position, he will oversee the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, which also supplies fuel for the U.S. Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered sea vessels.

Klotz currently serves as senior fellow for strategic studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Here’s the background information provided by the White House:

Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret) is the Senior Fellow for Strategic Studies and Arms Control at the Council on Foreign Relations, a role he has held since 2011.  Lieutenant General Klotz has also worked as an independent consultant since 2011.  He is the former Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, a position he held from 2009 to 2011.  From 2007 to 2009, Lieutenant General Klotz was the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director of the Air Staff.  He served as the Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command from 2005 to 2007 and was the Commander of the Twentieth Air Force from 2003 to 2005.  Lieutenant General Klotz served at the White House from 2001 to 2003 as the Director for Nuclear Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council.  He served as the Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy Moscow from 1999 to 2001.  Lieutenant General Klotz received a B.S. from the Air Force Academy and an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University.

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