Mr. Steve Henry
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters (DASD(NCB/NM))

Mr. Steve HenryMr. Henry has led Nuclear Matters since 2003, first as the Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (2003-2011) and now as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (2011-present). In this position, he is responsible for coordination, review, and approval of all activities related to the acquisition and modernization of the nuclear weapons stockpile. The Nuclear Matters office manages nuclear surety, integration, storage, transportation, surveillance, maintenance and support.


Prior to his appointment, Mr. Henry served in the Pentagon as the Deputy Division Chief for Nuclear Weapons, Strategic Operations Division, J-3, Joint Staff.


In 1996, Mr. Henry received an Excepted Service appointment by the Secretary of Energy, to create, develop, and manage a program to extend the life of the nuclear weapons stockpile – now known as the Stockpile Life Extension Program (SLEP) and for the creation of the 6X Acquisition Process. In 1999, he became the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile where he was responsible for management, oversight, and direction for the Stockpile Life Extension, Enhanced Surveillance, and Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technologies Programs as well as the Special Materials Readiness Campaign.


Mr. Henry spent over 21 years as a U.S. Army officer in various Field Artillery and Nuclear Operations Research and Development assignments. These assignments included Operations Officer of a Pershing Task Force; Division Operations Officer and Team Chief for Nuclear Weapons Technical Inspections; Nuclear and Chemical Targeting Officer, Allied Air Forces Central Europe; Chief of the Nuclear Weapons Section, J-3, Joint Staff; and Program Manager, Department of Energy.


A graduate of the International Institute of Politics in Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Henry holds a Bachelor of Business.Administration from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science in Systems Management and Information Systems from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Arts in National Decision Making from the U.S. Naval War College.


He and his wife, Linda, reside in Springfield, Virginia.

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