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
Christopher Ashley Ford

since January 9, 2018
Reports toUnder Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs
NominatorPresident of the United States
Inaugural holderStephen G. Rademaker (acting)
Formation2005
Websitewww.state.gov/t/isn/index.htm

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 13, 2005 May 20, 2006 George W. Bush
Francis C. Record (acting) May 21, 2006 October 1, 2006
John Rood October 2, 2006 September 27, 2007
Patricia A. McNerney September 28, 2007 January 20, 2009
C.S. Eliot Kang (acting) January 20, 2009 June 2009 George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Vann H. Van Diepen (acting) June 15, 2009 September 26, 2011 Barack Obama
Thomas M. Countryman September 27, 2011 January 27, 2017 Barack Obama
Donald Trump
C.S. Eliot Kang (acting) January 27, 2017 January 8, 2018 Donald Trump
Christopher Ashley Ford January 9, 2018 Incumbent

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