National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska
Dr. Yeaw leads strategic deterrence and nuclear programs at NSRI, U.S. Strategic Command’s University Affiliated Research Center. Immediately prior to his appointment at NSRI, Dr. Yeaw was the National Nuclear Security Administration's Senior Policy Advisor for Defense Programs, having served as the Department of Energy's (DOE) lead official in the development and rollout of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review. Formerly, he was the founder and director of the Center for Assurance, Deterrence, Escalation, and Nonproliferation Science & Education, a nuclear weapons think tank at the Louisiana Tech Research Institute. Dr. Yeaw has also served as the first chief scientist of Air Force Global Strike Command, lead missile defense engineering at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, lead nuclear weapons technical intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency, principal advisor for Nuclear Matters to the Assistant Secretary for Verification and Compliance and chief scientist for the DOE Office of Intelligence.