Nate Gahr is Senior Director, National Security Programs at the University of Arizona. In this role, he provides support for faculty in pursuit of external funding for fundamental research programs supporting National Security topics, issues, and challenges. Prior to joining the university in 2022, Nate spent more than 25 years in various leadership roles in the US Army, the Department of Justice, and the US Intelligence Community. Most recently, Nate established the FBI Phoenix Field Office’s Counterintelligence Joint Taskforce, leading efforts of a diverse team from numerous federal, state, and local agencies along with community partners, to protect National Security interests throughout Arizona. Nate has led numerous National Security efforts with a focus on advance conventional weapons and WMD counterproliferation.