Sam Wilson is a nonresident fellow with GMF and a systems director for the Center for Space Policy and Strategy at The Aerospace Corporation, where he leads the center’s publications on national security space issues. His research has appeared or been covered in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Asia Policy, The Washington Post, the Financial Times, Politico, SpaceNews, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, MilsatMagazine, and SatMagazine, among other outlets.

Prior to joining Aerospace, Wilson served as a senior defense analyst for the US Government Accountability Office, overseeing analysis on strategic force structure; arms control; nuclear command, control, and communications; and US nuclear forces in Europe. 

Wilson has completed fellowships with the National Defense University’s Program for Emerging Leaders, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Nuclear Issues, GMF, and the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center. He is a term member with the Council of Foreign Relations and a security fellow with the Truman National Security Project. He holds a master’s degree in public policy and a bachelor’s degree in political theory from the University of Virginia, from which he graduated with distinction.