Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for International Security and Nonproliferation
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Incumbent
Thomas M. Countryman

since June 2009
Inaugural holder Stephen G. Rademaker (acting)
Formation 2005
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation is the head of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, which is responsible for managing the nonproliferation, counterproliferation, and arms control functions of the United States Department of State. The position was created on September 13, 2005, when the Bureau of Arms Control and the Bureau of Nonproliferation were merged. The Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation reports to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs.

Stephen G. Rademaker was the first Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation. He had been the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Arms Control, and in February 2005 he was named the head of the Bureau for Nonproliferation pending the two bureaus' merger. He was succeeded by Acting Secretary Francis C. Record and replaced by John C. Rood.

Assistant Secretaries of State for International Security and Nonproliferation[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President(s) served under
Stephen G. Rademaker (acting) September 2005 George W. Bush
Francis C. Record (acting) George W. Bush
John Rood October 2006 George W. Bush
Mary Beth Long December 21, 2007 George W. Bush
Vann H. Van Diepen (acting) June 2009 Barack Obama
Thomas M. Countryman September 27, 2011 Present

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