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The Coordinator for Counterterrorism heads the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism, which coordinates U.S. government efforts to fight terrorism.[1] As the head of the counterterrorism bureau, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism has the rank of both Ambassador-at-Large and Assistant Secretary.[2][3]

United States
Coordinator for Counterterrorism
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Incumbent
Nathan Sales

sinceĀ August 10, 2017
NominatorPresident of the United States
Inaugural holderL. Douglas Heck
Formation1976
WebsiteOfficial website

The current Coordinator for Counterterrorism is Nathan Sales.[4]

List of Coordinators for Combating TerrorismEdit

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
L. Douglas Heck August 29, 1976 June 6, 1977 Gerald Ford
Heyward Isham October 26, 1977 August 1, 1978 Jimmy Carter
Anthony C. E. Quainton August 16, 1978 August 1, 1981
Robert M. Sayre May 11, 1982 September 10, 1984 Ronald Reagan
Robert B. Oakley September 10, 1984 October 12, 1986
L. Paul Bremer October 16, 1986 May 25, 1989
Morris D. Busby May 1, 1989 July 24, 1991 George H. W. Bush
Peter Burleigh November 22, 1991 November 23, 1992
Philip C. Wilcox Jr. March 24, 1995 June 27, 1997 Bill Clinton
Christopher W.S. Ross March 24, 1995 December 13, 1998
Michael A. Sheehan August 9, 1999 December 20, 2000
Francis X. Taylor July 13, 2001 November 15, 2002 George W. Bush
Cofer Black November 26, 2002 November 15, 2004
Henry A. Crumpton August 2, 2005 February 2, 2007[5]
Dell L. Dailey June 22, 2007 April 3, 2009[6]
Daniel Benjamin May 28, 2009 December 2012 Barack Obama
Jerry P. Lanier December 10, 2012 February 2014
Tina S. Kaidanow February 18, 2014 February 22, 2016
Nathan A. Sales August 3, 2017 Incumbent Donald Trump

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Website of the Bureau of Counterterrorism
  2. ^ "Assistant Secretaries and Equivalent Rank". January 20, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Department Organization Chart". March 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Sales, Nathan A." Archived from the original on August 15, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Biography of Henry A. Crumpton, U.S. State Department archive
  6. ^ Biography of Dell L. Dailey, U.S. State Department archive