Adam Frost

Export-Import Bank of the United States
Senior Vice President, China & Transformational Exports
2021 Pacific Operational Science & Technology (POST) Conference

Mr. Adam Frost is the Senior Vice President for the Program on China and Transformational Exports at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Established by Congress at the end of 2019, the Program exists to support the extensions of loans, guarantees, and insurance at rates and on terms that are fully competitive, to the extent practicable, with those provided by China in order to both directly neutralize competing subsidies provided by China and advance the comparative leadership of the US with respect to China in ten strategic industries.

Prior to joining EXIM, Adam was the Director of the Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis (OCEA), an Air Force innovation that advances solutions to commercial and economic risks to national security by empowering its partners with the analysis, planning, and access they need to act. He joined OCEA after serving as the Deputy Division Chief and a Senior Wargame Analyst with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-8 Studies, Analysis and Gaming Division (SAGD) where he had the privilege to lead the team that elevated the art of pol-mil wargaming to a national tool for Cabinet-level policy-makers. He regularly facilitated wargames at the Principals and Deputies committees.

Prior to joining the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mr. Frost has served in a number of China policy analysis and operations research analysis roles with the Department of the Army and Department of the Navy.

Concurrently, LTC Frost serves as a Foreign Area Officer for the US Army Reserve who supports the Defense Attaché Office in Embassy Beijing. He is an Infantry Officer by branch, deployed as part of the surge to OIF in 2007 with 3-116th BCT and was fortunate to command two infantry companies before moving to the USAR.

Mr. Frost holds an MA in International Security from Georgetown University, an MA in U.S. History from Brandeis University and is a graduate of the Johns-Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Sino-U.S. Relations. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and is a graduate of MIT’s Seminar XXI series.

Mr. Frost is lucky in his supportive wife and the proud father of two precocious elementary schoolers.