[United States Government Manual]
[September 15, 2009]
[Pages 289-303]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520

Phone, 202-647-4000. Internet, www.state.gov.
SECRETARY OF STATE                                Hillary Rodham Clinton
Deputy Secretary of State                         James B. Steinberg
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and      Jacob J. Lew
        Resources
Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for           (vacancy)
        Counterterrorism
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator                      Mark Dybul
Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and          (vacancy)
        Research
Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs       Richard R. Verma
Chairman, Foreign Service Grievance Board         Ira F. Jaffe
Chief of Protocol                                 (vacancy)
Counselor and Chief of Staff                      Cheryl Mills
Civil Service Ombudsman                           (vacancy)
Counselor of the Department of State              Cheryl Mills
Director of the Office of Civil Rights            John M. Robinson
Director, Policy Planning Staff                   Anne-Marie Slaughter
Inspector General                                 Harold W. Geisel, 
                                                          Acting
Legal Adviser                                     Harold Koh
Special Assistant to the Secretary and Executive  Daniel B. Smith
        Secretary of the Department

Under Secretary for Arms Control and              Rose Gottemoeller, 
        International Security Affairs                    Acting
Assistant Secretary for International Security    C.S. Eliot Kang, 
        and Nonproliferation                              Acting
Assistant Secretary for Political-Military        Frank J. Ruggiero, 
        Affairs                                           Acting
Assistant Secretary for Verification,             Rose Gottemoeller
        Compliance, and Implementation
Under Secretary for Economic, Energy, and         (vacancy)
        Agricultural Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy, and     David Nelson, Acting
        Business Affairs
Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs  (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights,  Karen B. Stewart, 
        and Labor                                         Acting
Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International  Reno L. Harnish III, 
        Environmental and Scientific Affairs              Acting
Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees,     Samuel M. Witten, 
        and Migration                                     Acting
Under Secretary for Management                    Patrick F. Kennedy
Assistant Secretary for Administration            Steven J. Rodriquez, 
                                                          Acting
Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs          Janice L. Jacobs

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Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and   Eric J. Boswell
        Director of the Office of Foreign 
        Missions
Assistant Secretary for Information Resource      Susan Swart
        Management and Chief Information Officer
Assistant Secretary for Resource Management and   James Millette, Acting
        Chief Financial Officer
Director and Chief Operating Officer of Overseas  Richard Shinnick, 
        Buildings Operations                              Acting
Director General of the Foreign Service and       Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
        Director of Human Resources
Director of the Foreign Service Institute         Ruth A. Whiteside
Director, Office of Medical Services              Thomas W. Yun
Under Secretary for Political Affairs             William J. Burns
Assistant Secretary for African Affairs           (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific    (vacancy)
        Affairs
Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian     Daniel Fried
        Affairs
Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics   David Johnson
        and Law Enforcement Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere        Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.
        Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs      Jeffrey D. Feltman, 
                                                          Acting
Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian   Richard A. Boucher
        Affairs
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan and    Paul Jones
        Pakistan
Assistant Secretary for International             Esther Brimmer
        Organization Affairs
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public   (vacancy)
        Affairs
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and        Ian Kelly
        Spokesman for the Department of State
Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural  (vacancy)
        Affairs

Coordinator, International Information Programs   Jeremy Curtin
Permanent Representative of the United States of  Hector E. Morales, Jr.
      America to the Organization of American 

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United States 
Mission to the 
United Nations 
\1\

799 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

United States Permanent Representative to the     Susan E. Rice
        United Nations and Representative in the 
        Security Council
Deputy United States Representative to the        Alejandro Daniel Wolff
        United Nations
United States Representative for Special          Rosemary DiCarlo
        Political Affairs in the United Nations
United States Representative on the Economic and  (vacancy)
        Social Council
United States Representative for United Nations   (vacancy)
        Management and Reform
    \1\ A description of the organization and functions of the United 
Nations can be found under Selected Multilateral Organizations in this 
book.

[For the Department of State statement of organization, see the Code of 
        Federal Regulations, Title 22, Part 5]

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The Department of State advises the President in the formulation and 
execution of foreign policy and promotes the long-range security and 
well-being of the United States. The Department determines and analyzes 
the facts relating to American overseas interests, makes recommendations 
on policy and future action, and takes the necessary steps to carry out 
established policy. In so doing, the Department engages in continuous 
consultations with the American public, the Congress, other U.S. 
departments and agencies, and foreign governments; negotiates treaties 
and agreements with foreign nations; speaks for the United States in the 
United Nations and other international organizations in which the United 
States participates; and represents the United States at international 
conferences.

The Department of State was established by act of July 27, 1789, as the 
Department of Foreign Affairs and was renamed Department of State by act 
of September 15, 1789 (22 U.S.C. 2651 note).
Secretary of State  The Secretary of State is responsible for the 
overall direction, coordination, and supervision of U.S. foreign 
relations and for the interdepartmental activities of the U.S. 
Government abroad. The Secretary is the first-ranking member of the 
Cabinet, is a member of the National Security Council, and is in charge 
of the operations of the Department, including the Foreign Service.
Regional Bureaus  Foreign affairs activities worldwide are handled by 
the geographic bureaus, which include the Bureaus of African Affairs, 
European and Eurasian Affairs, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Near East 
Affairs, South and Asian Affairs, and Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Administration  The Bureau of Administration provides support programs 
and services to Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates. 
These functions include administrative policy, domestic emergency 
management, and management of owned or leased facilities in the United 
States; procurement, supply, travel, and transportation support; 
diplomatic pouch, domestic mail, official records, publishing, library, 
and language services; support to the schools abroad that educate 
dependents of U.S. Government employees assigned to diplomatic and 
consular missions; and small and disadvantaged business utilization. 
Direct services to the public and other Government agencies include: 
authenticating documents used abroad for legal and business purposes; 
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Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts and providing the electronic 
reading room for public reference to State Department records; and 
determining use of the diplomatic reception rooms of the Harry S Truman 
headquarters building in Washington, DC.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Administration at 703-
875-7000.

Consular Affairs  The Bureau of Consular Affairs is responsible for the 
protection and welfare of American citizens and interests abroad; the 
administration and enforcement of the provisions of the immigration and 
nationality laws insofar as they concern the Department of State and 
Foreign Service; and the issuance of passports and visas and related 
services. Approximately 18 million passports a year are issued by the 
Bureau's Office of Passport Services at the processing centers in 
Portsmouth, NH, and Charleston, SC, and the regional agencies in Boston, 
MA; Chicago, IL; Aurora, CO; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; 
Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San 
Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Norwalk, CT; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; 
and Washington, DC. In addition, the Bureau helps secure America's 
borders against entry by terrorists or narco-traffickers, facilitates 
international adoptions, and supports parents whose children have been 
abducted abroad.

For further information, visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs Web site 
at www.travel.state.gov.

Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor  The Bureau of Democracy, Human 
Rights, and Labor (DRL) is responsible for developing and implementing 
U.S. policy on democracy, human rights, labor, and religious freedom. 
DRL dialogs with foreign governments and builds partnerships in 
multilateral organizations in order to build global consensus in support 
of democratic rule and human rights. It prepares the annual Country 
Reports on Human Rights Practices which are regarded as the most 
comprehensive and objective assessment of human rights conditions around 
the world. Through the Human Rights and Democracy Fund, DRL provides 
comprehensive technical and financial support for democracy and human 
rights, which helps prosecute war criminals, promote religious freedom, 
monitor free and fair elections, support workers' rights, encourage the 
establishment of the rule of law, and facilitate the growth of civil 
society. It participates in the Inter-Governmental Forum on Corporate 
Social Responsibility, encouraging governments and private industry to 
eliminate child labor. DRL also works to advance liberty in and access 
to electronic communication through the Secretary's Task Force on Global 
Internet Freedom.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, 
and Labor at 202-647-2126.

Diplomatic Security  The Bureau of Diplomatic Security provides a secure 
environment to promote U.S. interests at home and abroad. The Bureau's 
mission includes the protection of the Secretary of State and other 
senior Government officials, resident and visiting foreign dignitaries, 
and foreign missions in the United States; the conduct of criminal, 
counterintelligence, and personnel security investigations; ensuring the 
integrity of international travel documents, sensitive information, 
classified processing equipment, and management information systems; the 
physical and technical protection of domestic and overseas facilities of 
the Department of State; providing professional law enforcement and 
security training to U.S. and foreign personnel; and a comprehensive, 
multifaceted overseas security program serving the needs of U.S. 
missions and the resident U.S. citizens and business communities. 
Through the Office of Foreign Missions, the Bureau regulates the 
domestic activities of the foreign diplomatic community in the areas of 
taxation, real property acquisitions,

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motor vehicle operation, domestic travel, and customs processing.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. 
Phone, 571-345-2507. Fax, 571-345-2527. Internet, 
www.diplomaticsecurity.state.gov.

Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs  The Bureau of Economic, Energy, 
and Business Affairs has overall responsibility for formulating and 
implementing policy regarding international development and 
reconstruction, trade, investment, intellectual property enforcement, 
international energy issues, terrorism financing and economic sanctions, 
international communications and information policy, and aviation and 
maritime affairs.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Economic, Energy, and 
Business Affairs. Phone, 202-647-7971. Fax, 202-647-5713. Internet, 
www.state.gov/e/eeb.

Educational and Cultural Affairs  The Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs administers the principal provisions of the Mutual Educational 
and Cultural Exchange Act (the Fulbright-Hays Act), including U.S. 
international educational and cultural exchange programs. These programs 
include the prestigious Fulbright Program for students, scholars, and 
teachers; the International Visitor Program, which brings leaders and 
future leaders from other countries to the United States for 
consultation with their professional colleagues; and citizen exchanges 
through cooperative relationships with U.S. nongovernmental 
organizations that support the Bureau's mission.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs. Phone, 202-203-5118. Fax, 202-203-5115. Internet, http://
exchanges.state.gov/.

Foreign Missions  The Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) operates the 
motor vehicles, tax, customs, real property, and travel programs to 
regulate and serve the 175 foreign missions in the United States and 
approximately 55,000 foreign mission members and dependents. The Office 
is also an advocate for improved treatment of U.S. missions and 
personnel abroad. It guards the U.S. public against abuses of diplomatic 
privilege and preserves U.S. security interests. OFM maintains regional 
offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, 
Houston, and Honolulu.

For further information, contact the Office of Foreign Missions. Phone, 
202-895-3500. Fax, 202-736-4145.

Foreign Service Institute  The Foreign Service Institute of the 
Department of State is the Federal Government's primary training 
institution for foreign affairs-related training. In addition to the 
Department of State, the Institute provides training for more than 47 
other governmental agencies. The Institute's more than 500 courses, 
including some 70 foreign language courses, range in length from 1 day 
to 2 years. The courses are designed to promote successful performance 
in each professional assignment, to ease the adjustment to other 
countries and cultures, and to enhance the leadership and management 
capabilities of the foreign affairs community.

For further information, contact the Foreign Service Institute. Phone, 
703-302-6729. Fax, 703-302-7227.

Information Resource Management   The Bureau of Information Resource 
Management (IRM) provides the Department with the information technology 
it needs to carry out U.S. diplomacy in the information age. The IRM 
Bureau is led by the Department's Chief Information Officer. IRM 
establishes effective information resource management planning and 
policies; ensures availability of information technology systems and 
operations, including information technology contingency planning, to 
support the Department's diplomatic, consular, and management 
operations; exercises management responsibility for ensuring that the 
Department's information resources meet the business requirements of the 
Department and provide an effective basis for knowledge sharing and 
collaboration within the Department and with other foreign affairs 
agencies and partners; exercises

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delegated approving authority for the Secretary of State for development 
and administration of the Department's computer and information security 
programs and policies.

Inspector General   The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts 
independent audits, inspections, and investigations to promote effective 
management, accountability, and positive change in the Department of 
State, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), and the foreign 
affairs community. OIG provides leadership to promote integrity, 
efficiency, effectiveness, and economy; prevent and detect waste, fraud, 
abuse, and mismanagement; identify vulnerabilities and recommend 
constructive solutions; offer expert assistance to improve Department 
and BBG operations; communicate timely, useful information that 
facilitates decisionmaking and achieves measurable gains; and keep the 
Department, BBG, and Congress informed.

For further information, contact the Office of Inspector General. Phone, 
202-663-0340. Internet, www.oig.state.gov.

Intelligence and Research  The Bureau coordinates the activities of U.S. 
intelligence agencies to ensure that their overseas activities are 
consistent with U.S. foreign policy objectives and interests. It also 
provides all-source analysis which gives the Department insights and 
information to foreign policy questions. It organizes seminars on topics 
of high interest to policymakers and the intelligence community and 
monitors and analyzes foreign public and media opinion on key issues.

For further information, call 202-647-1080.

International Information Programs  The Bureau of International 
Information Programs (IIP) informs, engages, and influences 
international audiences about U.S. policy and society to advance 
America's interests. IIP is a leader in developing and implementing 
public diplomacy strategies that measurably influence international 
audiences through quality programs and cutting-edge technologies. IIP 
provides localized contact for U.S. policies and messages, reaching 
millions worldwide in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Persian, 
Russian, and Spanish. IIP delivers America's message to the world 
through a number of key products and services. These programs reach, and 
are created strictly for, key international audiences, such as U.S. 
diplomatic missions abroad, the media, government officials, opinion 
leaders, and the general public in more than 140 countries around the 
world. They include Web and print publications, speaker programs--both 
traveling (live) and electronic--and information resource services. IIP 
orchestrates the State Department's efforts to counter anti-American 
disinformation/propaganda and serves as the Department's chief link with 
other agencies in coordinating international public diplomacy programs.

For further information, contact the Bureau of International Information 
Programs. Phone, 202-453-8358. Fax, 202-453-8356. Internet, 
www.state.gov/r/iip/.

International Narcotics and Law Enforcement  The Bureau of International 
Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for 
developing policies and managing programs to combat and counter 
international narcotics production and trafficking, and to strengthen 
law enforcement and other rule of law institutional capabilities outside 
the United States. The Bureau also directs narcotics control 
coordinators at posts abroad and provides guidance on narcotics control, 
justice sector reform, and anticrime matters to the chiefs of missions. 
It supports the development of strong, sustainable criminal justice 
systems as well as training for capable police force and competent 
judicial officials. INL works closely with a broad range of other U.S. 
Government agencies.

For further information, contact the Bureau of International Narcotics 
and Law Enforcement Affairs. Phone, 202-647-2842. Fax, 202-736-4045.

International Organizations  The Bureau of International Organization 
Affairs provides guidance and support for

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U.S. participation in international organizations and conferences and 
formulates and implements U.S. policy toward international 
organizations, with particular emphasis on those organizations which 
make up the United Nations system. It provides direction in the 
development, coordination, and implementation of U.S. multilateral 
policy.

For further information, call 202-647-9326. Fax, 202-647-2175.

International Security and Nonproliferation  The Bureau of International 
Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), is responsible for managing a broad 
range of nonproliferation, counterproliferation, and arms control 
functions. ISN leads U.S. efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of 
mass destruction (nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) and their 
delivery systems. It is also responsible for the following functions:
    --spearheading efforts to promote international consensus on weapons 
of mass destruction proliferation through bilateral and multilateral 
diplomacy;
    --addressing weapons of mass destruction proliferation threats posed 
by non-state actors and terrorist groups by improving physical security, 
using interdiction and sanctions, and actively participating in the 
Proliferation Security Initiative;
    --coordinating the implementation of key international treaties and 
arrangements, working to make them relevant to today's security 
challenges;
    --working closely with the UN, the G-8, NATO, the Organization for 
the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the International Atomic Energy 
Agency, and other international institutions and organizations to reduce 
and eliminate the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction; and
    --supporting efforts of foreign partners to prevent, protect 
against, and respond to the threat or use of weapons of mass destruction 
by terrorists.

For further information, contact the Bureau of International Security 
and Nonproliferation. Phone, 202-647-9868. Fax, 202-736-4863. Internet, 
www.state.gov/t/isn.

Legal Adviser  The Office of the Legal Adviser advises the Secretary of 
State and other Department officials on all domestic and international 
legal matters relating to the Department of State, Foreign Service, and 
diplomatic and consular posts abroad. The Office's lawyers draft, 
negotiate, and interpret treaties, international agreements, domestic 
statutes, departmental regulations, Executive orders, and other legal 
documents; provide guidance on international and domestic law; represent 
the United States in international organization, negotiation, and treaty 
commission meetings; work on domestic and foreign litigation affecting 
the Department's interests; and represent the United States before 
international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice.

For further information, contact the Office of the Legal Adviser. Phone, 
202-647-9598. Fax, 202-647-7096. Internet, www.state.gov/s/l/.

Legislative Affairs  The Bureau of Legislative Affairs coordinates 
legislative activity for the Department of State and advises the 
Secretary, the Deputy, as well as the Under Secretaries and Assistant 
Secretaries on legislative strategy. The Bureau facilitates effective 
communication between State Department officials and the Members of 
Congress and their staffs. Legislative Affairs works closely with the 
authorizing, appropriations, and oversight committees of the House and 
Senate, as well as with individual Members that have an interest in 
State Department or foreign policy issues. The Bureau also manages 
Department testimony before House and Senate hearings, organizes Member 
and staff briefings, facilitates Congressional travel to overseas posts 
for Members and staff throughout the year, and reviews proposed 
legislation and coordinates Statements of Administration Policy on 
legislation affecting the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. Legislative 
Affairs staff advises individual Bureaus of the Department on 
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strategies and coorindates those strategies with the Secretary's 
priorities.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Legislative Affairs. 
Phone, 202-647-1714.

Medical Services  The Office of Medical Services (MED) develops, 
manages, and staffs a worldwide primary health care system for U.S. 
Government employees and their eligible dependents residing overseas. In 
support of its overseas operations, MED approves and monitors the 
medical evacuation of patients, conducts pre-employment and in-service 
physical clearance examinations, and provides clinical referral and 
advisory services. MED also provides for emergency medical response in 
the event of a crisis at an overseas post.

For further information, contact the Office of Medical Services. Phone, 
202-663-1649. Fax 202-663-1613.

Oceans and International Environmental, and Scientific Affairs  The 
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs 
(OES) serves as the foreign policy focal point for international oceans, 
environmental, and scientific efforts. OES projects, protects, and 
promotes U.S. global interests in these areas by articulating U.S. 
foreign policy, encouraging international cooperation, and negotiating 
treaties and other instruments of international law. The Bureau serves 
as the principal adviser to the Secretary of State on international 
environment, science, and technology matters and takes the lead in 
coordinating and brokering diverse interests in the interagency process, 
where the development of international policies or the negotiation and 
implementation of relevant international agreements are concerned. The 
Bureau seeks to promote the peaceful exploitation of outer space, 
develop and coordinate policy on international health issues, encourage 
government to government scientific cooperation, and prevent the 
destruction and degradation of the planet's natural resources and the 
global environment.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Oceans and International 
Environmental and Scientific Affairs. Phone, 202-647-6961. Fax, 202-647-
0217.

Overseas Building Operations  The Bureau of Overseas Buildings 
Operations (OBO) directs the worldwide overseas buildings program for 
the Department of State and the U.S. Government community serving abroad 
under the authority of the chiefs of mission. Along with the input and 
support of other State Department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and 
Congress, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, 
acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use 
of sales proceeds. OBO also serves as the Single Real Property Manager 
of all overseas facilities under the authority of the chiefs of mission.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Overseas Buildings 
Operations. Phone, 703-875-4131. Fax, 703-875-5043. Internet, 
www.state.gov/obo.

Political-Military Affairs  The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is 
the principal link between the Departments of State and Defense and is 
the Department of State's lead on operational military matters. The 
Bureau provides policy direction in the areas of international security, 
security assistance, military operations, defense strategy and policy, 
counter-piracy measures, military use of space, and defense trade. Its 
responsibilities include securing base access to support the deployment 
of U.S. military forces overseas, negotiating status of forces 
agreements, coordinating participation in coalition combat and 
stabilization forces, promoting critical infrastructure protection, 
regulating arms transfers, directing military assistance to U.S. allies, 
combating illegal trafficking in small arms and light weapons, 
facilitating the education and training of international peacekeepers 
and foreign military personnel, managing humanitarian mine action 
programs, and assisting other countries in reducing the

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availability of man-portable air defense systems.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Political-Military 
Affairs. Phone, 202-647-5104. Fax, 202-736-4413. Internet, 
www.state.gov/t/pm.

Population, Refugees, and Migration  The Bureau of Population, Refugees, 
and Migration directs the Department's population, refugee, and 
migration policy development. It administers U.S. contributions to 
international organizations for humanitarian assistance- and protection-
related programs on behalf of refugees, conflict victims, and internally 
displaced persons and provides U.S. contributions to nongovernmental 
organizations which provide assistance and protection to refugees 
abroad. The Bureau oversees the annual admissions of refugees to the 
United States for permanent resettlement, working closely with the 
Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human 
Services, and various State and private voluntary agencies. It 
coordinates U.S. international population policy and promotes its goals 
through bilateral and multilateral cooperation. It works closely with 
the U.S. Agency for International Development, which administers U.S. 
international population programs. The Bureau also coordinates the 
Department's international migration policy through bilateral and 
multilateral diplomacy. The Bureau oversees efforts to encourage greater 
participation in humanitarian assistance and refugee resettlement on the 
part of foreign governments and uses humanitarian diplomacy to increase 
access and assistance to those in need in the absence of political 
solutions.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and 
Migration. Phone, 202-663-1071. Fax, 202-663-1002. Internet, 
www.state.gov/g/prm.

Protocol  The Chief of Protocol is the principal adviser to the U.S. 
Government, the President, the Vice President, and the Secretary of 
State on matters of diplomatic procedure governed by law or 
international custom and practice. The Office is responsible for the 
following activities:
    --arranging visits of foreign chiefs of state, heads of government, 
and other high officials to the United States;
    --organizing credential presentations of newly arrived Ambassadors, 
as presented to the President and to the Secretary of State;
    --operating the President's guest house, Blair House;
    --organizing delegations representing the President at official 
ceremonies abroad;
    --conducting official ceremonial functions and public events;
    --interpreting the official order of precedence;
    --conducting outreach programs of cultural enrichment and 
substantive briefings of the Diplomatic Corps;
    --accrediting of over 103,000 embassy, consular, international 
organization, and other foreign government personnel, members of their 
families, and domestics throughout the United States;
    --determining entitlement to diplomatic or consular immunity;
    --publishing of diplomatic and consular lists;
    --resolving problems arising out of diplomatic or consular immunity, 
such as legal and police matters; and
    --approving the opening of embassy and consular offices in 
conjunction with the Office of Foreign Missions.

For further information, contact the Office of the Chief of Protocol. 
Phone, 202-647-2663. Fax, 202-647-1560.

Resource Management  The Bureau of Resource Management integrates 
strategic planning, budgeting, and performance to secure departmental 
resources. The Bureau manages all departmental strategic and performance 
planning; budgeting and resource management for operation accounts; 
global financial services, including accounting, disbursing, and 
payroll; issuance of financial statements and oversight of the 
Department's management control program; coordination of national 
security resources and remediation of vulnerabilities within the 
Department's global critical infrastructure; and

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management of the International Cooperative Administrative Support 
Services Program.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Resource Management. 
Phone, 202-647-7490. Internet, www.state.gov/s/d/rm/.

Verification, Compliance, and Implementation  The Bureau of 
Verification, Compliance, and Implementation is responsible for ensuring 
and verifying compliance with international arms control, 
nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments. The Bureau 
also ensures that U.S. intelligence capabilities to collect, analyze, 
and disseminate verification and compliance information are acquired, 
maintained, and enhanced. The Bureau is the principal policy 
representative to the intelligence community with regard to verification 
and compliance matters, and uses this role to promote, preserve, and 
enhance key collection and analytic capabilities and to ensure that 
intelligence verification, compliance, and implementation requirements 
are met. The Bureau staffs and manages treaty implementation 
commissions, creating negotiation and implementation policy for 
agreements and commitments, and developing policy for future arms 
control, nonproliferation, and disarmament arrangements. It also 
provides support to arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament 
policymaking, including information technology support and secure 
government-to-government communication linkages with foreign treaty 
partners. The Bureau is also responsible for preparing verifiability 
assessments on proposals and agreements, and reporting these to Congress 
as required. The Bureau also prepares the President's Annual Report to 
Congress on Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, 
Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments, as well as 
the reports required by the Iran, North Korea, and Syria 
Nonproliferation Act.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Verification, Compliance, 
and Implementation. Phone, 202-647-5315. Fax, 202-647-1321. Internet, 
www.state.gov/t/vc.

Foreign Service  To a great extent the future of our country depends on 
the relations we have with other countries, and those relations are 
conducted principally by the U.S. Foreign Service. Trained 
representatives stationed worldwide provide the President and the 
Secretary of State with much of the raw material from which foreign 
policy is made and with the recommendations that help shape it.
    Ambassadors are the personal representatives of the President and 
report to the President through the Secretary of State. Ambassadors have 
full responsibility for implementation of U.S. foreign policy by any and 
all U.S. Government personnel within their country of assignment, except 
those under military commands. Their responsibilities include 
negotiating agreements between the United States and the host country, 
explaining and disseminating official U.S. policy, and maintaining 
cordial relations with that country's government and people.
    A listing of Foreign Service posts, together with addresses and 
telephone numbers and key personnel, appears in Key Officers of Foreign 
Service Posts--Guide for Business Representatives, which is for sale by 
the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, 
DC 20402.

            United States Diplomatic Offices--Foreign Service
         (C: Consular Office; N: No Embassy or Consular Office)
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              Country/Capitol                     Chief of Mission
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Afghanistan/Kabul.........................  William B. Wood
Albania/Tirana............................  John Withers
Algeria/Algiers...........................  David D. Pearce
Andorra/Andorra La Vella..................  Eduardo Aguirre, Jr.
Angola/Luanda.............................  Dan W. Mozena
Antigua and Barbuda/St. John's (N)........  Brent Hardt (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Argentina/Buenos Aires....................  Earl Anthony Wayne
Armenia/Yerevan...........................  Joseph Pennington (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Australia/Canberra........................  Robert M. McCallum
Austria/Vienna............................  Scott F. Kilner (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Azerbaijan/Baku...........................  Anne E. Derse

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Bahamas/Nassau............................  Timothy Zuniga-Brown (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Bahrain/Manama............................  J. Adam Ereli
Bangladesh/Dhaka..........................  James Moriarty
Barbados/Bridgetown.......................  Brent Hardt (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Belarus/Minsk.............................  Karen B. Stewart
Belgium/Brussels..........................  Sam Fox
Belize/Belmopan...........................  J.A. Diffily (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Benin/Cotonou.............................  Gayleatha B. Brown
Bolivia/La Paz............................  Krishna R. Urs (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Bosnia and Herzegovina/Sarajevo...........  Charles L. English
Botswana/Gaborone.........................  Stephen J. Nolan
Brazil/Brasilia...........................  Clifford M. Sobel
Brunei Darussalam/Bandar Seri Begawan.....  Emil M. Skodon
Bulgaria/Sofia............................  Jon Ross Beyrle
Burkina Faso/Ouagadougou..................  (vacancy)
Burma/Rangoon.............................  Sharon E. Villarosa
Burundi/Bujumbura.........................  Patricia Moller
Cambodia/Phnom Penh.......................  Joseph A. Mussomeli
Cameroon/Yaounde..........................  Janet E. Garvey
Canada/Ottawa.............................  Terry Breese (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Cape Verde/Praia..........................  Marianne M. Myles
Central African Republic/Bangui...........  Frederick B. Cook
Chad/N'Djamena............................  Louis J. Nigro, Jr.
Chile/Santiago............................  Paul E. Simons
China/Beijing.............................  Clark T. Randt, Jr.
Colombia/Bogota...........................  William R. Brownfield
Comoros/Moroni (N)........................  R. Niles Marquardt
Congo, Democratic Republic of the/Kinshasa  William J. Garvelink
Congo, Republic of the/Brazzaville........  Alan W. Eastham
Costa Rica/San Jose.......................  Peter Cianchette
Cote d'Ivoire/Abidjan.....................  Wanda L. Nesbitt
Croatia/Zagreb............................  Robert A. Bradtke
Cuba/Havana (U.S. Interests Section)......  Michael E. Parmly
Curacao/Willemstad........................  Timothy J. Dunn
Cyprus/Nicosia............................  Ronald L. Schlicher
Czech Republic/Prague.....................  Richard W. Graber
Denmark/Copenhagen........................  James Cain
Djibouti, Republic of/Djibouti............  James C. Swan
Dominican Republic/Santo Domingo..........  Roland Bullen (charge
                                             d'affaires)
East Timor/Dili...........................  Hans G. Klemm
Ecuador/Quito.............................  Linda Jewell
Egypt/Cairo...............................  Margaret Scobey
El Salvador/San Salvador..................  Robert Blau (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Equatorial Guinea/Malabo..................  Donald C. Johnson
Eritrea, State of/Asmara..................  Ronald K. McMullen
Estonia/Tallinn...........................  Stanley Davis Phillips
Ethiopia/Addis Ababa......................  Donald Y. Yamamoto
Fiji Islands, Republic of/Suva............  Larry Miles Dinger
Finland/Helsinki..........................  Amy J. Hyatt (charge
                                             d'affaires)
France/Paris..............................  Craig Roberts Stapleton
Gabonese Republic/Libreville..............  Eunice S. Reddick
Gambia/Banjul.............................  Barry L. Wells
Georgia/Tbilisi...........................  John F. Tefft
Germany/Berlin............................  William Robert Timken, Jr.
Ghana/Accra...............................  Donald Teitelbaum
Greece/Athens.............................  Daniel P. Speckhard
Grenada/St. George (N)....................  Karen McIssac (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Guatemala/Guatemala.......................  Stephen McFarland
Guinea/Conakry............................  (vacancy)
Guinea-Bissau/Bissau (N)..................  Marcia S. Bernicat
Guyana/Georgetown.........................  John Melvin Jones
Haiti/Port-au-Prince......................  Janet A. Sanderson
Holy See/Vatican City.....................  Francis Rooney
Honduras/Tegucigalpa......................  Charles Ford
Hong Kong/Hong Kong (C)...................  James B. Cunningham
Hungary/Budapest..........................  April H. Foley
Iceland/Reykjavik.........................  Carol Van Voorst
India/New Delhi...........................  (vacancy)
Indonesia/Jakarta.........................  Cameron R. Hume
Iraq/Baghdad..............................  Ryan C. Crocker
Ireland/Dublin............................  Thomas C. Foley
Israel/Tel Aviv...........................  James B. Cunningham
Italy/Rome................................  Ronald Spogli
Jamaica/Kingston..........................  Brenda La Grange Johnson
Japan/Tokyo...............................  John Thomas Schieffer
Jerusalem (C).............................  Jacob Walles
Jordan/Amman..............................  Robert S. Beecroft
Kazakhstan/Almaty.........................  Richard Hoagland
Kenya/Nairobi.............................  Michael E. Ranneberger
Kiribati/Tarawa (N).......................  Larry Miles Dinger
Korea/Seoul...............................  Alexander R. Vershbow
Kosovo/Pristina...........................  Tina S. Kaidanow
Kuwait/Kuwait.............................  Deborah K. Jones
Kyrgyz Republic/Bishkek...................  Tatiana Gfoeller
Laos/Vientiane............................  Ravic Rolf Huso
Latvia/Riga...............................  Catherine Todd Bailey
Lebanon/Beirut............................  Michelle Sison
Lesotho/Maseru............................  Robert B. Nolan
Liberia/Monrovia..........................  Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Liechtenstein/Vaduz.......................  Peter R. Coneway
Lithuania/Vilnius.........................  John A. Cloud, Jr.
Luxembourg/Luxembourg.....................  Ann Louise Wagner
Lybia/Tripoli.............................  Gene Cretz
Macedonia/Skopje..........................  Gillian Arlette Milovanovic
Madagascar/Antananarivo...................  R. Niles Marquardt
Malawi/Lilongwe...........................  Peter W. Bodde
Malaysia/Kuala Lumpur.....................  Christopher J. LaFleur
Maldives/Male (N).........................  Robert O. Blake, Jr.
Mali/Bamako...............................  Gillian Arlette Milovanovic
Malta/Valletta............................  Molly Hering Bordonaro
Marshall Islands/Majuro...................  Clyde Bishop
Mauritania/Nouakchott.....................  Mark Boulware
Mauritius/Port Louis......................  (vacancy)
Mexico/Mexico City........................  Leslie Bassett (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Micronesia/Kolonia........................  Miriam K. Hughes
Moldova/Chisinau..........................  Michael D. Kirby
Monaco/Monaco.............................  Craig Roberts
Mongolia/Ulaanbaatar......................  Mark Clements Minton
Montenegro, Republic of/Podgorica.........  Roderick W. Moore
Morocco/Rabat.............................  (vacancy)
Mozambique/Maputo.........................  (vacancy)
Namibia/Windhoek..........................  Gail Dennise Mathieu
Nauru/Yaren (N)...........................  Larry Miles Dinger
Nepal/Kathmandu...........................  Nancy J. Powell
Netherlands/The Hague.....................  Michael F. Gallagher (charge
                                             d'affaires)
New Zealand/Wellington....................  William Paul McCormick
Nicaragua/Managua.........................  Robert Callahan
Niger/Niamey..............................  Bernadette M. Allen
Nigeria/Abuja.............................  Robin R. Sanders
Norway/Oslo...............................  Benson K. Whitney
Oman/Muscat...............................  Gary Grappo
Pakistan/Islamabad........................  Anne W. Patterson
Panama/Panama.............................  Barbara Stephenson

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Papua New Guinea/Port Moresby.............  Leslie V. Rowe
Paraguay/Asuncion.........................  Liliana Ayalde
Peru/Lima.................................  P. Michael McKinley
Philippines/Manila........................  Kristie A. Kenney
Poland/Warsaw.............................  Victor Henderson Ashe
Portugal/Lisbon...........................  Thomas F. Stephenson
Qatar/Doha................................  Joseph LeBaron
Romania/Bucharest.........................  Nicholas F. Taubman
Russian Federation/Moscow.................  William J. Burns
Rwanda/Kigali.............................  W. Stuart Symington IV
St. Kitts and Nevis/Basseterre (N)........  Brent Hardt (charge
                                             d'affaires)
St. Lucia/Castries (N)....................  Brent Hardt (charge
                                             d'affaires)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Kingstown    Brent Hardt (charge
 (N).                                        d'affaires)
Samoa/Apia................................  William Paul McCormick
Sao Tome and Principe/Sao Tome (N)........  Eunice S. Reddick
Saudi Arabia/Riyadh.......................  Ford M. Fraker
Senegal/Dakar.............................  (vacancy)
Serbia/Belgrade...........................  Cameron P. Munter
Seychelles/Victoria.......................  (vacancy)
Sierra Leone/Freetown.....................  June Carter Perry
Singapore/Singapore.......................  Patricia Louise Herbold
Slovak Republic/Bratislava................  Vincent Obsitnik
Slovenia/Ljubljana........................  Maryruth Coleman (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Solomon Islands/Honiara...................  Leslie V. Rowe
South Africa/Pretoria, Cape Town..........  (vacancy)
Spain/Madrid..............................  Eduardo Aguirre, Jr.
Sri Lanka/Colombo.........................  Robert O. Blake, Jr.
Sudan/Khartoum............................  Alberto M. Fernandez charge
                                             d'affaires)
Suriname/Paramaribo.......................  Lisa Bobbie Schreiber Hughes
Swaziland/Mbabane.........................  Maurice S. Parker
Sweden/Stockholm..........................  Michael M. Wood
Switzerland/Bern..........................  Peter R. Coneway
Syrian Arab Republic/Damascus.............  Raymond D. Maxwell (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Tajikistan/Dushanbe.......................  Tracey Jacobson
Tanzania/Dar es Salaam....................  (vacancy)
Thailand/Bangkok..........................  Ralph Leo Boyce, Jr.
Togolese, Republic/Lome...................  Patricia M. Hawkins
Tonga/Nuku'alofa (N)......................  Larry Miles Dinger
Trinidad and Tobago/Port-of-Spain.........  Len Kusnitz (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Tunisia/Tunis.............................  Robert F. Godec
Turkey/Ankara.............................  Ross Wilson
Turkmenistan/Ashgabat.....................  Richard Miles (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Tuvalu/Funafuti (N).......................  Larry Miles Dinger
Uganda/Kampala............................  Steven A. Browning
Ukraine/Kiev..............................  William B. Taylor
United Arab Emirates/Abu Dhabi............  Richard Olson
United Kingdom/London.....................  Robert H. Tuttle
Uruguay/Montevideo........................  Robin Matthewman (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Uzbekistan/Tashkent.......................  Richard Norland
Vanuatu/Port Vila (N).....................  Leslie V. Rowe
Venezuela/Caracas.........................  John Caulfield (charge
                                             d'affaires)
Vietnam/Hanoi.............................  Michael W. Marine
Yemen/Sanaa...............................  Stephen Seche
Zambia/Lusaka.............................  Donald E. Booth
Zimbabwe/Harare...........................  James D. McGee
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      United States Permanent Diplomatic Missions to International
                              Organizations
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               Organization                          Ambassador
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African Union/Addis Ababa.................  (vacancy)
European Union/Brussels...................  Chris Murray (charge
                                             d'affaires)
International Civil Aviation Organization.  (vacancy)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization/         Victoria Nuland
 Brussels.
Organization of American States/            Hector E. Morales, Jr.
 Washington, DC.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and   (vacancy)
 Development/Paris.
Organization for Security and Co-operation  Julie Finley
 in Europe/Vienna.
United Nations/Geneva.....................  (vacancy)
United Nations/New York...................  Susan E. Rice
United Nations/Vienna.....................  (vacancy)
U.S. Mission to United Nations Agencies     Tony P. Hall
 for Food and Agriculture.
U.S. Mission to United Nations Economic,    Louise V. Oliver
 Scientific and Cultural Organization/
 Paris.
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