Steve Asher is a former Spokane Target manager and now he is charge of nuclear weapons. Asher worked at the Target in north Spokane, but he just took a job overseeing the National Nuclear Security Administration. According to a report on Wednesday (Feb. 6), Asher is a retired colonel of the Air Force who had been in command of a missile base in Montana before coming to Spokane.
The NNSA had originally hired Asher as a security consultant before giving him this nice bump in responsibilities. This basically puts him in charge of the development and implementation of security programs at nuclear sites around the nation. He is now classified as the acting chief of defense nuclear security and associate administrator for defense nuclear security.
It might seem odd that a former Target manager is getting a promotion like this on a national scale, but the counterargument is that he was in charge of a lot of people while working at the store. Now he has a much bigger task, though, and the City of Spokane could use a "claim to fame" such as this to help its image. Steve Asher now has the chance to really make his former target co-workers proud as well.