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Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Senior Fellow

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where she specializes in nuclear deterrence and missile defense.

Rebeccah serves as an adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics where she teaches nuclear deterrence theory. She was tapped by the State Department’s office of the U.S. Speakers Program to serve the American people by communicating with foreign audiences to foster greater understanding.

Rebeccah is a contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy. She is a prolific writer, publishing in online and print media as well as academic journals, and a regular commentator on major cable news and radio outlets.

Rebeccah served in the U.S. House of Representatives as an adviser to former Congressman Trent Franks, where she focused on matters related to the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee. She was instrumental in starting the Bipartisan Missile Defense Caucus. Prior to her work on defense policy, Rebeccah was on the oversight staff of the House Judiciary Committee.

Rebeccah earned her M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and graduated with highest distinction from its College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving the Director’s Award for academic excellence. She earned her B.A. in History and Political Science from Ashland University in Ohio and was an Ashbrook Scholar. She and her husband live in Virginia with their five children.

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