Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Former Vice Chairman of the John Hay Initiative’s Counterproliferation Working Group; Former Adviser to Rep. Trent Franks
Rebeccah Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where she provides research and commentary on a range of national security issues, and specializes in nuclear deterrence, missile defense, and counter-proliferation.
Her work has appeared in major newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily as well as political journals such as Politico and The Hill. She is a regular national security commentator on Fox News and Fox Business as well as other networks.
Rebeccah was the vice chairman of the John Hay Initiative’s Counterproliferation Working Group, where she contributed to the group’s book: Choosing To Lead. In this capacity she also provided counsel and briefings to governors, federal legislators, and presidential candidates.
Rebeccah served as an adviser on national security and foreign policy to Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and helped launch the bi-partisan Missile Defense Caucus.
She has testified before Congress and has presented to numerous organizations including the Aerospace Industries Association, the Reserve Officers Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
She holds an MA in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. She also graduated with highest distinction from its College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving the Director’s Award for academic excellence. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University in Ohio, and graduated from the Ashbrook Scholar Program.
Rebeccah currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and their children.