Frank Gaffney - Biography
Frank Gaffney is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., a not-for-profit, nonpartisan educational corporation established in 1988.
The center is recognized nationally and internationally as a resource for timely, informed, and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
Gaffney is the lead author of "War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World" (Naval Institute Press, 2005). This highly acclaimed volume constitutes an "owners manual" for navigating global conflicts.
Gaffney also is a weekly columnist for The Washington Times, TownHall.com, and JewishWorldReview.com. He is a contributor to National Review Online, and his columns also appear periodically in WorldNetDaily.com, the New York Post, and FrontPageMagazine.com. He appears often on national and international television and radio news programs.
In April 1987, President Reagan nominated Gaffney to become assistant secretary of defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and U.S.-European defense relations. He acted in that capacity for seven months. From August 1983 until November 1987, Gaffney was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle.
From February 1981 to August 1983, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Gaffney holds a master's in international studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor's in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Gaffney has received the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award (1987), the U.S. Business and Industry Council's Defender of the National Interest Award (1994), the Navy League's Alfred Thayer Mahan Literary Achievement Award, and the Zionist Organization of America's Louis Brandeis Award (2003).
He lives in the Washington area.