Simon Limage is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs in the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. As such, he supervises the State Department’s nonproliferation programs and advances the Department’s efforts to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Previously, he served as Under Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher’s Chief of Staff. In that capacity he oversaw operations of three State Department bureaus under her purview (AVC, ISN, and PM). He was the Under Secretary’s key advisor and directed implementation of her goals throughout the Executive Branch.
Prior to his service in the State Department, Mr. Limage was then Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s Chief of Staff. He also served as her Legislative Director and Military Legislative Assistant. He handled her Armed Services Committee duties and managed her legislative team.
In support of the congresswoman’s oversight work as Chair of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee and member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, he travelled with her to the Middle-East, to Europe and to Department of Defense and Energy facilities in the continental United States.
Previously he worked for Senator John Kerry on foreign policy, defense, and veterans issues. Prior to his work in the Senate, he was a research assistant at the United States Institute of Peace supporting experts on NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
In the course of his career, he has addressed a number of conferences and spoken on matters relating to defense, foreign policy, and arms control. He holds a Master in Foreign Service and a Masters in History from Georgetown University, as well as a B.S. in International Relations and a B.A. in history from Tufts University