Dr. Robert Gromoll is in the U.S. Senior Executive Service and is Director of the Office of Regional Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN). His office addresses a range of nuclear and security issues, including East Asian regional strategic and nonproliferation, U.S. policy on North Korea denuclearization, U.S.-China nonproliferation and security relations, Iran nuclear issues and South Asia strategic stability.
In 2007 he was Senior Advisor to the ISN Assistant Secretary and participated in denuclearization talks with North Korea (the Six-Party Talks). From 2006 to 2007 he was Senior Advisor to the North Korea Mission Manager in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence. From 1995-2006 he was Director of several offices in the Department of State and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), including: Strategic Transition, Regional and Strategic Security, and Regional Affairs. He was Deputy Director in the Theater Affairs Division of ACDA from 1992-1995 and served on the U.S. High Level Group which oversaw NATO nuclear policy, as well as on U.S. delegations negotiating agreements with former Soviet states to secure fissile material and eliminate ballistic missiles. He was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Special Verification Commission in Geneva negotiating implementation details of the U.S.-Russia Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and co-chaired a National Security Council study group on nuclear warhead elimination. He was a William H. Foster Arms Control Fellow and Foreign Affairs Officer in ACDA from 1988-1992, and from 1982 to 1987 he was Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded a Hubert H. Humphrey Doctoral Fellowship from ACDA and he earned a Ph.D. in International Relations in 1982 at The American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of South Florida.