Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program
Strategy and Business Development, Anduril Industries
Sarah Mineiro currently works at Anduril Industries where she is responsible for space and missile strategy and business development. Sarah has worked within the national security and defense sector for over 15 years. Previously, Sarah was the Staff Lead for the Strategic Forces Subcommittee for the House Armed Service Committee (HASC). She led the Subcommittee’s legislative and oversight activities of all Department of Defense and Military Intelligence Program space programs, U.S. nuclear weapons, missile defense, directed energy, and hypersonic systems. Sarah was the senior legislative advisor to Ranking Member Mac Thornberry on all strategic forces issues. In this role she was the primary drafter and negotiator of the Space Force and Space Command legislation for the House Republicans.
Prior to joining the HASC, Sarah served in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSDP) in Nuclear and Missile Defense, Koreas, Brazil, and Space Policy offices. At OSDP she was responsible for the development and implementation of several international strategies, negotiation of international agreements, as well as planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of Defense of Defense programs.
She previously served in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs (SAF/IA) as an international affairs specialist. At SAF/IA she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Air Force’s international engagement strategy for space. She drafted and negotiated over 100 international agreements to facilitate cooperative RDT&E efforts, foreign military sales, foreign disclosure cases with partners and allies.
Sarah started her career as an intelligence analyst for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Dayton, Ohio. She was the lead employment analyst on foreign counterspace systems including space situational awareness sensors, directed energy, and kinetic kill vehicle systems.
Sarah holds a Masters in Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
She is happily married to the best space lawyer in the United States, Dr. Michael Mineiro, and together they have two wonder-filled and wonderful children. In her spare time she paints, reads comic books, and plucks a guitar.
Recent Publications & News
CommentaryNext Generation Defense Strategy: Space
By Sarah Mineiro
VideoA Deadly Game: East China Sea Crisis 2030
By Richard Fontaine, Susanna V. Blume, Shai Korman, Chris Dougherty, Becca Wasser, Dr. ED McGrady, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Martijn Rasser, Kara Frederick, Bryan Walsh, LTG Anthony R. "Tony" Ierardi, USA (Ret.), Sarah Mineiro & Eric Heginbotham