Under Secretary of State for Management

United States
Under Secretary of State
for Management

Seal of the United States Department of State
Patrick F. Kennedy

since November 15, 2007
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Donold Lourie
Formation 1953
Website Official Website

The Under Secretary of State for Management (USS-M) is a position within the United States Department of State that serves as principal adviser to the Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary of State on matters relating to the allocation and use of Department of State budget, physical property, and personnel, including planning, the day-to-day administration of the Department, and proposals for institutional reform and modernization.

The Under Secretary is appointed by the President of the United States with the consent of the United States Senate to serve at the request of the President. The current Under Secretary is Patrick F. Kennedy, who appointed on November 6, 2007 by President George W. Bush and then retained by President Barack Obama.[1]


The Under Secretary of State for Management is the State Department's representative on the President's Management Council, and is the Department official responsible for implementing the President's Management Agenda.


In an Act of February 7, 1953, Congress created for a 2-year period the position of Under Secretary of State for Administration as the third ranking officer in the Department. The position was not renewed, however; and between 1955 and 1978, the ranking officer in the Department handling administration and management questions was either a Deputy Under Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of State. On October 7, 1978, an Act of Congress created the permanent position of Under Secretary of State for Management.[2]

Reporting officials

Officials reporting to the USS(M) include:

Office holders

The table below includes both the various titles of this post over time, as well as all the holders of those offices.

Under Secretary of State for Management[3]
Portrait Name Assuming Office Left Office President(s) served under
Under Secretary of State for Administration
Donold B. Lourie February 16, 1953 March 5, 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Charles E. Saltzman June 29, 1954 December 31, 1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Under Secretary of State for Management
Benjamin H. Read October 1, 1978 January 19, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Richard T. Kennedy February 28, 1981 December 15, 1982 Ronald Reagan
Jerome W. Van Gorkom December 22, 1982 October 14, 1983 Ronald Reagan
Ronald I. Spiers November 23, 1983 May 15, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Ivan Selin May 23, 1989 June 23, 1991 George H. W. Bush
John F. W. Rogers October 9, 1991 January 19, 1993 George H. W. Bush
J. Brian Atwood April 1, 1993 May 10, 1993 Bill Clinton
Richard M. Moose August 2, 1993 September 1, 1996 Bill Clinton
Bonnie R. Cohen August 20, 1997 January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Grant S. Green, Jr. March 30, 2001 February 4, 2005 George W. Bush
Henrietta H. Fore August 2, 2005 November 15, 2007 George W. Bush
Patrick F. Kennedy November 15, 2007 Present George W. Bush
Barack Obama


  1. "Under Secretary for Management". Retrieved September 21, 2008.
  2. U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian. "Under Secretaries of State for Management". Retrieved September 5, 2011.
  3. "Department of State Senior Officials". State Department. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
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