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Rose Gottemoeller to Become NATO Deputy Secretary-General in October

Rose Gottemoeller
Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller, the State Department‘s undersecretary for arms control and international security, has been appointed to succeed Alexander Vershbow as deputy secretary-general of NATO beginning Oct. 1.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday Gottemoeller will be the first woman to hold that position in the alliance’s history.

In her current role, she advises the State Department secretary on arms control, nonproliferation and political military issues.

She previously served as assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and chief negotiator for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

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