Alton Frye "is the presidential senior fellow and director of the Congress and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he previously served as senior vice president and national director. He has also served as the Council's president and as a senior fellow for national security, and established its Washington program. A former staff member at RAND, he directed a U.S. Senate staff and taught at several universities including Harvard and UCLA. An advisor to leaders in both the legislative and executive branches, Dr. Frye has written extensively on foreign policy and national security issues. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies." 
"Dr. Frye was a charter fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a US Senate staff director, and a Rand Corporation strategic analyst. He has been a visiting faculty member at Yale University, Harvard University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. Dr. Frye is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of St. Louis University, and he received his PhD from Yale University, where he has served as a Stimson senior fellow. The author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Frye's contributions to national security policy include the strategic build-down concept and design of a possible Zero-Ballistic-Missile regime (winner of the 1993 Olive Branch Award of the Center for War, Peace and the News Media). His service to contemporary legislative-executive relations has been recognized by his election to the National Academy of Public Administration."