Chris Brose

Chris Brose

Formal First Name
Christian (Chris)

Chris Brose is Chief Strategy Officer at Anduril Industries, a venture-backed defense technology company. In his role, he is responsible for business strategy, development, and growth and positioning the company to build technologies that solve the most important defense problems. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, and the author of The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare. Prior to joining Anduril, Chris spent 14 years in public service, most recently as a staff director of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. In that capacity, he managed the Committee’s professional staff in support of the chairman and other majority members in overseeing all of the programs, policies, and resources of the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as confirming all of the Department’s senior civilian and military leaders. Before that, he was senior editor of Foreign Policy, where he helped to lead the transformation of its digital platform, print publication, and editorial staff.


  • Chris managed the production, negotiation, and final passage of four NDA Acts, which established policy and authorized spending for all U.S. national defense activities.

  • He was responsible for leading the Committee's efforts to launch, and enact into law, landmark reforms to acquisition and technology policies.

  • He also helped launch defense management and organization, strategic planning, military personnel policy, and security assistance.

  • He was Senator’s McCain’s principal advisor on all issues related to national security, foreign policy, intelligence, and trade. 

  • During his work in the Senate, he conducted official travel to more than 70 countries.

  • He served as senior policy adviser to Senator McCain, supporting his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

  • He served as policy adviser and chief speechwriter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, working as a member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff.

  • He began his career in government as a speechwriter for Secretary of State Colin Powell, where he served from 2004-05.