John Rood
John Rood


John Rood
John Charles Rood (born 1968) is an American national security policymaker and government official who currently serves as the Under Secretary of Defense

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John Charles RoodUnited States Under Secretary of Defense for PolicyIncumbentAssumed office
January 9, 2018PresidentDonald TrumpPreceded byChristine E. WormuthUnder Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
ActingIn office
September 28, 2007 – January 20, 2009PresidentGeorge W. BushPreceded byRobert JosephSucceeded byEllen Tauscher Personal detailsBorn1968 (age 51–52)Political partyRepublican

John Charles Rood (born 1968) is an American national security policymaker and government official who currently serves as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Prior to assuming his current role, he was Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin where he oversaw international business. He also served as Vice President for Domestic Business Development at Lockheed Martin and he was a Vice President at the Raytheon Company.[1]

Rood has also served as Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and as Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation. He served at the United States National Security Council as special assistant to the president and senior director of Counterproliferation and Director of Proliferation Strategy for Counterproliferation in Homeland Defense. Rood served at the Defense Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy, and at the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst following missile programs in foreign countries. In addition, he served as senior policy advisor to U.S. Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona.[2][3][4]

On October 16, 2017, Rood was nominated by President Donald Trump to become the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.[5] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 3, 2018. In January of 2018, Secretary James N. Mattis released the National Defense Strategy (NDS) which places the order of priorities for the Department of Defense as China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and then Countering Terrorism. As the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Rood is responsible for the implementation of the NDS worldwide.[6][7]On February 19, 2020, he was asked to leave the administration by Trump. [8]


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Government offices Preceded by
Robert Joseph Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
2006–2009 Succeeded by
Ellen Tauscher United States Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security AffairsUnder Secretary of State for
International Security Affairs
1972–1993 Under Secretary of State for Arms
Control and International Security Affairs
1993–present


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