Assistant Secretary of State for Administration

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Administration
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Carrie Cabelka

since August 20, 2019
Reports toThe Under Secretary of State for Management
NominatorThe President of the United States
Inaugural holder Julius C. Holmes
Formation1945
Website Official Website

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.

United States Department of State United States federal executive department responsible for foreign affairs

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.

Under Secretary of State for Management Political office in the United States

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.

List of Assistant Secretaries of State for Administration, 1944—Present

NameAssumed OfficeLeft Office President appointed by
Julius C. Holmes January 29, 1945August 17, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Frank McCarthy September 1, 1945October 11, 1945 Harry Truman
Donald S. Russell September 24, 1945January 20, 1947 Harry Truman
John Peurifoy March 17, 1947August 10, 1950 Harry Truman
Carlisle H. Humelsine August 11, 1950February 13, 1953 Harry Truman
Edward T. Wailes May 29, 1953June 22, 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Isaac W. Carpenter, Jr. June 23, 1954January 25, 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Loy W. Henderson January 26, 1955August 9, 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Isaac W. Carpenter, Jr. August 11, 1955December 15, 1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Walter K. Scott March 21, 1958July 22, 1959 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Lane Dwinell July 23, 1959February 3, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
William J. Crockett February 23, 1961June 7, 1963 John F. Kennedy
Dwight J. Porter October 2, 1963March 28, 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson
Francis G. Meyer September 26, 1969May 31, 1971 Richard Nixon
Joseph F. Donelan, Jr. June 14, 1971March 31, 1973 Richard Nixon
John M. Thomas November 23, 1973June 28, 1979 Richard Nixon
Thomas M. Tracy September 25, 1979August 30, 1983 Jimmy Carter
Robert E. Lamb December 19, 1983July 1, 1985 Ronald Reagan
Donald J. Bouchard December 12, 1985November 30, 1987 Ronald Reagan
Sheldon J. Krys July 13, 1988August 7, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Arthur W. Fort August 9, 1989January 8, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Patrick F. Kennedy May 20, 19932001 Bill Clinton
William A. Eaton July 13, 2001May 25, 2005 George W. Bush
Rajkumar Chellaraj June 5, 2006January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
Joyce Anne Barr December 17, 2011January 26, 2017 Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Harry Mahar (Acting)January 27, 2017December 2017 Donald Trump
Nicole R. Nason December 2017March 11, 2019 Donald Trump
John Dinkelman (Acting)March 12, 2019August 19, 2019 Donald Trump
Carrie Cabelka August 20, 2019Incumbent Donald Trump

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