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Executive Secretary of the United States Department of State

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The Executive Secretary of the United States Department of State is the Director of the Executive Secretariat. The position holds a rank equivalent to an Assistant Secretary.[1][2] Each Executive Secretary is appointed by the Secretary of State.[1]

Executive Secretary of the
United States Department of State
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Seal of the United States Department of State
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Joseph E. Macmanus

since August 4, 2014
Appointer United States Secretary of State
Inaugural holder Lucius Durham Battle
Formation 1961

The Executive Secretary serves as the liaison and the clearinghouse between the State Department’s bureaus and the leadership offices of the Secretary, the Deputy Secretaries, and the Director of Policy Planning. The Executive Secretary also manages relations between the State Department and the White House, the National Security Council, and other cabinet-level agencies.[3] As the head of the Executive Secretariat, the Executive Secretary also manages the State Department's Operations Center and prepares briefing papers about the Department during transitions between presidential administrations.[1]

List of Executive SecretariesEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Executive Secretary". U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Assistant Secretaries and Equivalent Rank". U.S. Department of State. January 20, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "State Department gets new executive secretary". Foreign Policy. October 9, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 

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