Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security

The Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security is the head of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security reports to the Under Secretary of State for Management.

United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Diplomatic Security
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Seal of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security
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Incumbent
Gentry O. Smith[1]
since August 12, 2021
Reports toThe Under Secretary of State for Management
NominatorThe President of the United States
Inaugural holderRobert E. Lamb
Formation1987
WebsiteOfficial website

Gentry O. Smith was confirmed[2] as the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security on August 9, 2021.[3]

Assistant Secretaries of State for Diplomatic Security, 1987—presentEdit

Name Assumed office Left office President appointed by
Robert E. Lamb June 19, 1987 August 9, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Sheldon J. Krys August 9, 1989 August 7, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Anthony C. E. Quainton September 23, 1992 December 29, 1995 George H. W. Bush
Eric J. Boswell January 5, 1996 January 31, 1998 Bill Clinton
Patrick F. Kennedy (acting) January 31, 1998 August 11, 1998 Bill Clinton
David G. Carpenter August 11, 1998 June 29, 2002 Bill Clinton
Francis X. Taylor November 18, 2002 February 19, 2005 George W. Bush
Richard J. Griffin June 2005 November 1, 2007 George W. Bush
Gregory B. Starr (acting) November 1, 2007 July 7, 2008 George W. Bush
Eric J. Boswell July 7, 2008 December 19, 2012[4] George W. Bush, Barack Obama
Scott Bultrowicz (acting) December 19, 2012 November 18, 2013 Barack Obama
Gregory B. Starr November 18, 2013 January 20, 2017 Barack Obama
Bill Miller (interim)[5] January 21, 2017 June 27, 2017 N/A
Christian J. Schurman (acting) June 27, 2017 November 3, 2017 N/A
Michael Evanoff November 3, 2017 July 24, 2020 Donald Trump[6]
Todd J. Brown (acting) August 1, 2020 August 12, 2021 N/A
Gentry O. Smith August 12, 2021 Incumbent Joe Biden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gentry Smith".
  2. ^ "Senate Confirmation". United States Congress. August 9, 2021. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Gentry O. Smith". United States Department of State. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  4. ^ Lee, Matthew, "State Dept security chief resigns after Benghazi", Associated Press via Google. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  5. ^ Rogin, Josh (July 26, 2017). "Opinion - State Department head of diplomatic security resigns". Retrieved December 18, 2017 – via www.WashingtonPost.com.
  6. ^ "Tracking how many key positions Trump has filled so far". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on December 4, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2017.

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