United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

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Ambassador-at-Large of the United States to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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Incumbent
Susan P. Coppedge

since October 19, 2015
Nominator President of the United States
Inaugural holder Nancy Ely-Raphel
Formation 2001
Website Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

The United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is the head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in the United States Department of State. The ambassador-at-large advises the United States Secretary of State and the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights directly and formulates U.S. policy on human trafficking. As the head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, this Ambassador also has the rank of Assistant Secretary.[1][2]

Nancy Ely-Raphel served as the first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large (2001–2002). She was followed by John R. Miller (2002–2006), Mark P. Lagon (2007–2009) and Luis CdeBaca (2009-2014).

The current Ambassador-at-Large is Susan P. Coppedge, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015.[3][4]

List of ambassadors[edit]

Name Appointment Left office President served under
Nancy Ely-Raphel 2001 2002 George W. Bush
John R. Miller 2002 2006 George W. Bush
Mark P. Lagon 2007 2009 George W. Bush
Luis CdeBaca May 18, 2009 November 10, 2014 Barack Obama
Susan P. Coppedge October 19, 2015 Present Barack Obama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assistant Secretaries and Equivalent Rank". January 20, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Department Organization Chart". March 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". The White House. July 15, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Susan Coppedge". U.S. Department of State. October 19, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 

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