Appointee Directory

Robert Smolen -- Department of Energy
Deputy Administrator, Defense Programs, NNSA

Previously, Smolen served as commander for the Air Force District of Washington until his retirement from the United States Air Force in August of this year. Prior to that, Smolen served as the Director for Strategic Policy and Arms Control at the National Security Council. From 1998-2004, Smolen held various positions at the Pentagon, including Director of Nuclear and Counterproliferation for the United States Air Force headquarters and Director for Manpower and Personnel for the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Smolen served as commander of the 72nd Air Base Wing at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma from 1996-1998.