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Obama Administration Key Leadership Relevant to the DPRK (Fall 2012)

Click here for a pdf version of this issue brief. Appointments or Senate confirmations made after January 1, 2012 are noted where applicable. For a comprehensive list of nomination and confirmation dates, see http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/nominations-and-appointments

Previous versions of this chart from earlier in the Obama administration can be found here (2011) and here (2009).

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Position

 

Name

Notes

Administrator for USAID

 

Rajiv Shah

                                                                                                           

Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

Nancy Lindborg

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Position

 

Name

Notes

Secretary of Defense

Leon Panetta

 

Deputy Secretary of Defense

Ashton B. Carter

 

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

James Miller

Confirmed May 2012; formerly Michèle Fluornoy

Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

Mark Lippert

Confirmed April 2012; formerly Wallace “Chip” Gregson

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs

Peter Lavoy

 

Commander, US Pacific Command

Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III

 Appointed March 2012.

Commander, US Forces Korea

James D. Thurman

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Position

Name

Notes

Secretary of Energy

Steven Chu

                                                                                             

Deputy Secretary of Energy

Daniel Poneman

 

Under Secretary for National Nuclear Security Administration

Thomas P. D’Agostino

 

Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

Anne Harrington

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

Position

 

Name

Notes

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Thomas Donilon

                                                              

Deputy National Security Advisor

Denis McDonough

 

Senior Director for East Asian Affairs

Daniel Russel

 

Director for Japan, Korea and the Six Party Talks

Sydney A. Seiler

 

Special Assistant to the President and Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator

Gary Samore

 

Senior Director for WMD Terrorism and Threat Reduction

Laura S.H. Holgate

 

Senior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation

George W. Look

 

Director for Nonproliferation

Jofi Joseph

 

National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Antony Blinken

 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Position

Name

Notes

 

LEADERSHIP

Secretary of State

Hillary Rodham Clinton

 

Deputy Secretary of State

William J. Burns

 

 

SPECIAL ENVOYS TO DPRK

Special Representative for North Korea Policy

Glyn Davies

 

Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks

Clifford Hart

 

Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights

Robert R. King

 

 

POLITICAL AFFAIRS

Under Secretary for Political Affairs

Wendy Sherman

 

Director, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Kurt Campbell

 

US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Sung Kim

 

Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

James Zumwalt

 

Director, Office of Korean Affairs

Robert Rapson

 

Deputy Director, Office of Korean Affairs

MaryKay Carlson

 

DPRK Unit Chief

Scott Urbom

 

ROK Unit Chief

Nancy W. Leou 

 

 

ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security (Acting)

Rose Gottemoeler

Serving concurrently as Assistant Secretary; Previously Ellen Tauscher.     

Special Advisor for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

Robert Einhorn

 

Special Advisor to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

Kevin Lawson

        

Assistant Secretary for Political and Military Affairs

Andrew J. Shapiro

 

Assistant Secretary for International Security and Non-Proliferation

Thomas M. Countryman

 

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation

Rose Gottemoeler

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Position

 

Name

Notes

Secretary of the Treasury

Timothy Geithner

    

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Neal S. Wolin

            

Under Secretary of International Affairs

Lael Brainard

      

Under Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

David S. Cohen