Associate Deputy Attorney General

Associate Deputy Attorney General is a position in the United States Department of Justice. As of 2017, there are six such positions, all of which rank equally,[1] who serve as the principal advisors to the Deputy Attorney General.[1][2][3] There is also a separate Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.[4] All positions are Senior Executive Service appointments, each of which can be filled as a career appointment or as a political appointment.[5]

The position is not to be confused with the Deputy Associate Attorneys General, who report to the Associate Attorney General.[5][6]


Nixon administration
Ford administration
Reagan administration
George H. W. Bush administration
Clinton administration
George W. Bush administration
Obama administration
Trump administration


  1. ^ a b Neyfakh, Leon (2017-06-26). "The Most Important Unknown Person in D.C." Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  2. ^ Rosen, James (2017-12-07). "Top DOJ official demoted amid probe of contacts with Trump dossier firm". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  3. ^ "Associate Deputy Attorney General". U.S. Office of Personnel Management. 2018-07-11. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  4. ^ "Appointments of Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General". 2017-06-19. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  5. ^ a b "2012 Plum Book" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.
  6. ^ "Membership of the Senior Executive Service Standing Performance Review Boards". Federal Register. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  7. ^ "Seth DuCharme Appointed as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General". 2019-12-16. Retrieved 2019-12-28.