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Christian Brose

Advisor, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Christian Brose is the Chief Strategy Officer of Anduril Industries, a venture-backed defense technology company. He is also Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, and the author of __The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare. __

From 2015 to 2018, he was the staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In that capacity, he led a team of professional staff who supported Chairman John McCain and other majority Committee members in overseeing the national defense budget, programs, and policies across the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, as well as supervising the confirmation of all senior civilian and military officials in both Departments. He managed the production, negotiation, and final passage of four National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2016 to 2019, which established policy and authorized spending for all U.S. national defense activities.

From 2009 to 2014, he served as senior policy adviser to Senator John McCain, supporting his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was Senator’s McCain’s principal advisor on all issues related to national security, foreign policy, intelligence, and trade. During his work in the Senate, he conducted official travel to more than 70 countries.

From 2005 to 2008, he served as policy adviser and chief speechwriter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, working as a member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff and supporting the Secretary on regular foreign and domestic travel.