Department of State

Secretary of State
Secretary of State

Tony Blinken

Serves as the President’s chief foreign affairs advisor and carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States.

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Deputy Secretary of State
Deputy Secretary of State

Wendy Sherman

Serves as principal deputy and advisor to the Secretary of State and oversees all resource allocation and management activities of the department.

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Nominee for Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
Nominee for Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources

Brian McKeon

Responsible for directing, coordinating, and supervising State Department operations such as foreign assistance and civilian response programs.

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Nominee for Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
Nominee for Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Uzra Zeya

Leads the State Department’s efforts to combat threats to civilian security, assisting foreign countries with building “more democratic, secure, stable, and just societies.”

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Director of Policy Planning Staff
Director of Policy Planning Staff

Salman Ahmed

Serves as the leader of the Policy Planning Staff, the principal strategic arm of the United States Department of State.

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Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Daniel Kritenbrink

Leads the State Department’s Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs.

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Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

Brian A. Nichols

Leads the State Department’s Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Serves as Ambassador, leading the United States delegation to the United Nations and representing the United States at the Security Council and General Assembly.

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Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Jeffrey Prescott

Assists the U.S. Ambassador to the UN by acting as a liaison in Washington, D.C., interacting with Congress and acting as a stand-in for the UN ambassador.

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