Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security
Assistant Secretary of State
for Diplomatic Security
|Reports to||The Under Secretary of State for Management|
|Nominator||The President of the United States|
|Inaugural holder||Robert E. Lamb|
The Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security is the head of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security reports to the Under Secretary of State for Management. Gentry O. Smith was confirmed  as the next Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security on August 9th, 2021. 
Assistant Secretaries of State for Diplomatic Security, 1985—present
|Name||Assumed office||Left office||President appointed by|
|Robert E. Lamb||June 19, 1987||August 9, 1989||Ronald Reagan|
|Sheldon J. Krys||August 9, 1989||August 7, 1992||George H. W. Bush|
|Anthony C. E. Quainton||September 23, 1992||December 29, 1995||George H. W. Bush|
|Eric J. Boswell||January 5, 1996||January 31, 1998||Bill Clinton|
|David G. Carpenter||August 11, 1998||June 29, 2002||Bill Clinton|
|Francis X. Taylor||November 18, 2002||February 19, 2005||George W. Bush|
|Richard J. Griffin||2005||2007||George W. Bush|
|Gregory B. Starr (acting)||November 1, 2007||July 7, 2008||George W. Bush|
|Eric J. Boswell||July 7, 2008||December 19, 2012||George W. Bush, Barack Obama|
|Gregory B. Starr||November 18, 2013||January 20, 2017||Barack Obama|
|Bill Miller (interim)||January 21, 2017||June 27, 2017||N/A|
|Christian J. Schurman (acting)||June 27, 2017||November 3, 2017||N/A|
|Michael Evanoff||November 3, 2017||July 24, 2020||Donald Trump|
|Todd J. Brown (acting)||August 1, 2020||August 12, 2021||N/A|
|Gentry O. Smith||August 12, 2021||Incumbent||Joe Biden|
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