Michael S. Gerson
Michael S. Gerson is an independent consultant in Atlanta, Georgia. He was previously a division lead, project director, and senior analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, where his research focused on nuclear and conventional deterrence, nuclear strategy, and arms control. From 2011–2012 he was appointed to the office of the secretary of defense and in 2009–2010 he was a staff member on the Nuclear Posture Review. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on nuclear issues, co-chaired a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)-funded commission on the future of US-Russia nuclear arms control, and served as a committee member of a CSIS-funded commission on US-China nuclear relations.