Linton Brooks awarded John S. Foster Medal

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Linton Brooks, ambassador for arms control, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and a nuclear submarine officer, is a leader in advancing U.S. national security and international cooperation for a more secure world. In recognition of his outstanding service to the nation, Brooks has been named the fifth recipient of the John S. Foster Medal.

Established by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and bestowed on an annual basis by the director of LLNL, the medal recognizes exceptional leadership in scientific technical and engineering development and policy formulation in support of U.S. nuclear security.

“Linton Brooks has played a pivotal role in enhancing the security of the United States, advancing new national policy directions and initiatives that have strengthened our national security and reducing global nuclear tensions through the START I and START II treaty negotiations,” said Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein. “We welcome him into the ranks of the Foster Medal winners, an honor that recognizes the exemplary work he has performed for so many decades.”

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