WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Nuclear Security Administration has named Jeffrey Johnson the chief of defense nuclear security and associate administrator for the NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Security. The announcement was effective Monday.
In this role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of security programs for the NNSA, a press release said.
“Jeffrey brings a wealth of experience to NNSA and is eminently qualified to take on the challenges of his new position,” said DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Frank G. Klotz. “I am pleased he will serve our nation in this new role, and I am confident that he will use his expertise to ensure that the security is maintained at all NNSA facilities.”
Johnson has an extensive security background from his time on active duty and as a civilian Marine, including the protection of nuclear weapons, Navy nuclear propulsion, and other high-value assets. Previously, he was head of U.S. Marine Corps Civilian Law Enforcement, where he was responsible for all aspects of installation policing and security, the press release said.
Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology/criminology from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in security and safety leadership from George Washington University. He also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Executive Institute and the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.