Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights country that addresses current and emerging throughout the threats to national security, sovereignty and our ways of life. Mr. Gaffney is the lead-author of War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World (Naval Institute Press, 2005), a highly acclaimed volume that constitutes an “owner’s manual” for the new global conflict in which America finds itself engaged – the War for the Free World. Mr. Gaffney also contributes actively to the security policy debate in his capacity as a weekly columnist and contributor to National Review Online and other nationally syndicated columns and radio programs.

In 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and U.S.-European defense relations. Previously, from August 1983 until November 1987, Mr. Gaffney was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle. Mr. Gaffney holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.