National Nuclear Security Administration

OST agent graduates from National Defense University security program

January 17, 2019

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OST Federal Agent Chris Sterie receives a diploma from Dr. Charles B. Cushman, Chancellor, College of International Security Affairs.
OST Federal Agent Chris Sterie receives a diploma from Dr. Charles B. Cushman, Chancellor of NDU's College of International Security Affairs.
Office of Secure Transportation Agent Chris Sterie, right, with his NDU colleagues.
OST Agent Chris Sterie, right, with his NDU colleagues.

Federal agent Chris Sterie of NNSA’s Office of Secure Transportation is a new graduate of the National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs.

NNSA sponsored him to attend the graduate-level Nuclear and Energy Security program, which covers nuclear security topics such as risks associated with new states that want to attain nuclear weapons and the people who seek radiological devices.

“It was a challenging and enriching environment. The guest lecturers were of outstanding caliber,” Sterie said. “The exposure with the international students’ customs, culture, and lessons learned was instrumental to the learning objectives.”

Rob Ange, Director of Agent Operations for the OST Eastern Command in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where Sterie is assigned, said, “It’s exciting to see future leaders like agent Sterie step out of their comfort zone and engage with U.S. and global partners on issues that affect nuclear security.”

The Office of Secure Transportation is responsible for the safe and secure transport of government-owned special nuclear materials in the contiguous United States.

The College of International Security Affairs, located at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., prepares students for high-level policy and command and staff responsibilities through a graduate, interagency, and joint professional military education program.