Assistant Secretary of State
Seal of the United States Department of State
|Reports to||The Under Secretary of State for Management|
|Nominator||The President of the United States|
|Inaugural holder||Julius C. Holmes|
The Assistant Secretary of State for Administration is the head of the Bureau of Administration in the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary of State for Administration reports to the Under Secretary of State for Management.
In the United States Government, the Bureau of Administration is part of the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau is responsible for administrative support operations, including procurement; supply and transportation; real property and facilities management; diplomatic pouch and mail services; official records, publishing, and library services; language services; setting allowance rates for U.S. Government personnel assigned abroad and providing support to the overseas schools educating their dependents; overseeing safety and occupational health matters; small and disadvantaged business utilization; and support for both White House travel abroad and special conferences called by the President or Secretary of State. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration.
The United States Department of State (DOS), commonly referred to as the State Department, is a federal executive department responsible for carrying out U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department, its duties include advising the U.S. President, administering the nation's diplomatic missions, negotiating treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations.
The Under Secretary of State for Management is a position within the United States Department of State that serves as principal adviser to the Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary of State on matters relating to the allocation and use of Department of State budget, physical property, and personnel, including planning, the day-to-day administration of the Department, and proposals for institutional reform and modernization.
|Name||Assumed Office||Left Office||President appointed by|
|Julius C. Holmes||January 29, 1945||August 17, 1945||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Frank McCarthy||September 1, 1945||October 11, 1945||Harry Truman|
|Donald S. Russell||September 24, 1945||January 20, 1947||Harry Truman|
|John Peurifoy||March 17, 1947||August 10, 1950||Harry Truman|
|Carlisle H. Humelsine||August 11, 1950||February 13, 1953||Harry Truman|
|Edward T. Wailes||May 29, 1953||June 22, 1954||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Isaac W. Carpenter, Jr.||June 23, 1954||January 25, 1955||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Loy W. Henderson||January 26, 1955||August 9, 1955||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Isaac W. Carpenter, Jr.||August 11, 1955||December 15, 1957||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Walter K. Scott||March 21, 1958||July 22, 1959||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Lane Dwinell||July 23, 1959||February 3, 1961||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|William J. Crockett||February 23, 1961||June 7, 1963||John F. Kennedy|
|Dwight J. Porter||October 2, 1963||March 28, 1965||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Francis G. Meyer||September 26, 1969||May 31, 1971||Richard Nixon|
|Joseph F. Donelan, Jr.||June 14, 1971||March 31, 1973||Richard Nixon|
|John M. Thomas||November 23, 1973||June 28, 1979||Richard Nixon|
|Thomas M. Tracy||September 25, 1979||August 30, 1983||Jimmy Carter|
|Robert E. Lamb||December 19, 1983||July 1, 1985||Ronald Reagan|
|Donald J. Bouchard||December 12, 1985||November 30, 1987||Ronald Reagan|
|Sheldon J. Krys||July 13, 1988||August 7, 1989||Ronald Reagan|
|Arthur W. Fort||August 9, 1989||January 8, 1993||George H. W. Bush|
|Patrick F. Kennedy||May 20, 1993||2001||Bill Clinton|
|William A. Eaton||July 13, 2001||May 25, 2005||George W. Bush|
|Rajkumar Chellaraj||June 5, 2006||January 20, 2009||George W. Bush|
|Joyce Anne Barr||December 17, 2011||January 26, 2017|| Barack Obama |
|Harry Mahar (Acting)||January 27, 2017||December 2017||Donald Trump|
|Nicole R. Nason||December 2017||March 11, 2019||Donald Trump|
|John Dinkelman (Acting)||March 12, 2019||August 19, 2019||Donald Trump|
|Carrie Cabelka||August 20, 2019||Incumbent||Donald Trump|
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