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Lockheed Exec John Rood Picked for DoD Policy Undersecretary Post

John Rood

John Rood, a corporate officer and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business since March 2016, will be nominated as Defense Department undersecretary for policy.

The White House said Wednesday Rood also has more than 20 years of federal service that included positions at the State DepartmentCIA, National Security Council and DoD.

He joined Lockheed in 2014 and has led the company’s international expansion strategies, industrial partnerships and customer relations.

Before that, he served as VP of U.S. business development at Raytheon.

He previously worked as the State Department’s acting undersecretary for arms control and international security as well as assistant secretary for international security and nonproliferation.

At NSA, Rood held the roles of special assistant to the president; senior director of counterproliferation; and director of proliferation strategy for counterproliferation in homeland defense.

He was also a deputy assistant secretary for forces policy at DoD and an analyst for foreign missile programs at the CIA.

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