Director, Strategic Deterrence and Capabilities
Ms. Brooke H. McNally, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Strategic Deterrence and Capabilities in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)). She is responsible for integration and oversight of nuclear modernization efforts across the Air Force, and Navy. Her portfolio includes strategic platforms under development such as Sentinel (formerly the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD)), Long-Range Stand Off Weapon, and Trident II D5 Strategic Weapons System worth over $100 billion. She also oversees legacy nuclear Triad systems in sustainment, such as the Minuteman III and Air Launched Cruise Missile - Nuclear. In addition to her responsibilities for acquisition and sustainment oversight across the nuclear enterprise, she is responsible for strategic treaty compliance and implementation.
Ms. McNally entered civil service as an acquisition professional in 2000 after completing her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering. She has held various assignments as both a program manager and engineer in the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center, National Air and Space Intelligence Agency, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, Congress, Navy lead V-22 Joint Program Office, Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO), and Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. In her previous position as Director of Acquisition for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Technology & Integration Directorate (AFNWC/NT), she directed all acquisition efforts across the AFNWC/NT diverse portfolio including Nuclear Certification, Intelligence, Advanced Planning, and Survivability/Effectiveness Analysis. She was responsible for all acquisition related activites in support of Nuclear Certification for the $450 billion Air Force Nuclear systems portfolio, including systems under development and in sustainment. While serving as Deputy Director of the of SpRCO, she oversaw Space-based research, development and acquisition activities totaling an annual budget in excess of $5 billion. In 2015, she was one of four Air Force Senior Leaders to intiate the GBSD Program Office. While in GBSD she served in multiple positions, including the Chief of Propulsion where she was responsible for the design and development of the liquid propellent and solid rocket motor systems. Propulsion system development was estimated to be $6 billion, over one-third of the planned GBSD Engineering and Manufacturing Development budget.
In addition to her BS in Engineering, Ms. McNally also has a Master of Science in Human Factors and Systems Engineering from Wright State University in Dayton, OH and is DAWIA level III certified in both engineering and program management. She has served in positions that span across multiple life-cycle phases of system development to include engineering research and development, early systems acquisition, and sustainment of both Air Force aircraft and nuclear systems. Throughout her career she has received multiple awards, to include three Air Force Exemplary Civilian Achievement Awards and two Air Force Civilian Achievement Award.