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Jan
09

President Obama’s Key Administration Positions

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icon_digg Maybe in past Administrations the following reference guide to positions regarding our government has been available online, but I’ve never uncovered a guide like this before or been able to come across one, but, by chance I came across this other day, published by “Council for a Livable World” and find it useful in knowing whose who in the present Administration:

The New Obama Administration: Key Positions

Key national security positions involved in weapons of mass destruction issues (announced and not yet announced)

Key positions announced as of June 2, 2009:

White House – National Security Council
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor): General Jim Jones, USMC (Ret.)
Deputy National Security Advisor: Thomas E. Donilon
Chief of Staff: Mark Lippert
Executive Secretary: Mara Rudman
Director of strategic communications and deputy assistant to the president on foreign policy: Denis McDonough
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Strategy: Barry Pavel
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterproliferation Strategy: Gary Samore
Senior director on Iran, Iraq, and Gulf states: Puneet Talwar
Senior director for Europe: Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
Senior director for Russia: Michael McFaul
Senior director for multilateral affairs: Samantha Power

State Department
Secretary of State: Sen. Hillary Clinton
Deputy Secretary of State: James B. Steinberg
Chief of staff for Deputy Secretary of State: Bathsheba Crocker
Deputy Secretary of State: Jacob J. “Jack” Lew
Under Secretary for Political Affairs: William J. Burns
Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security: Rep. Ellen Tauscher
Assistant Secretary for political-military affairs: Andrew Shapiro
Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation:
Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs (with the Rank of Ambassador): Bonnie Jenkins
Assistant Secretary of State (Verification and Compliance): Rose Gottemoeller
Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control: Robert J. Einhorn
U.S. special representative of the president to the 2010 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference: Susan Burk
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs: Phil Gordon
Director of Policy Planning: Anne-Marie Slaughter
Deputy Director of Policy Planning: Derek Chollet
Director, Bureau of Intelligence and Research:
Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, State Department: Richard R. Verma
Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs): Philip J. (PJ) Crowley
Special envoy for North Korea: Stephen Bosworth
Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for The Gulf and Southwest Asia: Dennis B. Ross
Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration: Eric P. Schwartz
Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs: Kurt Campbell
Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador. Ivo Daalder

Defense Department
Secretary of Defense: Robert Gates
Deputy Undersecretary for Policy: Michèle Flournoy
Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy: James N. Miller, Jr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Weapons and Missile Defense: Brad Roberts
Deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia and Eurasia: Celeste Wallander
DoD representative to the START treaty renegotiation talks: Ted Warner
Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs: Alexander Vershbow
International Security Affairs, Principal Director, Europe/NATO: Julianne Smith
Assistant Secretary for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities: Michael G. Vickers
Assistant to the Secretary for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs: Andrew C. Weber
Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency:
Other Pentagon positions:
Deputy Secretary of Defense: William J. Lynn III
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller): Robert F. Hale
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller): Mike McCord
Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs: Elizabeth King
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Department of Defense: Dr. Ashton Carter
General Counsel: Jeh Charles Johnson
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Global Strategic Affairs): Michael Nacht
Pincipal director for weapons of mass destruction under Nacht: Marcel Lettre
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management: Jamie M. Morin
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs: Daniel Ginsberg
Nuclear posture review: Michèle Flournoy, Michael Nacht, Brad Roberts, James Miller

White House – Office of Management and Budget
Office of Management and Budget Director: Peter Orszag
Associate Director for Defense and International Affairs: Steve Kosiak

Energy Department
Secretary of Energy: Dr. Steven Chu
Deputy Secretary of Energy: Dan Poneman
Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration:
Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration:
Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration:
Director of public affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration: Damien LaVera

Department of Homeland Security
Undersecretary fo Science and Technology:
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer:

Vice President’s office
National Security Advisor to the Vice President: Antony “Tony” Blinken
Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President: Brian McKeon
Special Advisor to the Vice President for nonproliferation: Jon Wolfsthal

President’s Science Adviser
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology: Dr. John Holdren(confirmed 3/19/09))
Assistant director at large–energy, environment, science, security: Steve Fetter

Other Key Obama appointments

White House staff
Chief of Staff: Rahm Emanuel
Deputy Chief of Staff: Jim Messina
Deputy Chief of Staff: Mona Sutphen

Senior adviser & intergovernmental relations and public liaison: Valerie Jarrett
Senior adviser to the President: Peter Rouse
Senior advisor to the President: David Axelrod

White House counsel: Gregory Craig
Associate Counsel to the President: Susan Sher
Deputy White House Counsel with a Focus on Domestic Policy and Ethics: Cassandra Butts
Staff Secretary: Lisa Brown
Cabinet Secretary: Chris Lu
Deputy Cabinet Secretary: Elizabeth Sears Smith

Director of the Office of Political Affairs: Patrick Gaspard
Deputy Director of Political Affairs: Patrick Dillon
Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary: Desirée Rogers
Director of Scheduling and Advance: Alyssa Mastromonaco
Director of Scheduling for the President: Danielle Crutchfield
Director, White House Military Office: Louis Caldera
Director of Public Liaison: Christina M. Tchen
Chief of Staff to the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison: Michael Strautmanis
White House Director of Presidential Personnel: Don Gips
Director of the Office of Management and Administration: Bradley J. Kiley

Director of Communications: Ellen Moran
Press Secretary: Robert Gibbs
Deputy Director of Communications: Dan Pfeiffer
Director of Speechwriting: Jonathan Favreau
Director of Intergovernmental Affairs: Cecilia Muñoz
Director of White House Office of Health Reform:
Deputy Director of White House Office of Health Reform: Dr. Jeanne Lambrew

Vice President’s office
Chief of Staff: Ron Klain
Deputy Chief of Staff: Alan Hoffman
Counsel to the Vice President: Cynthia Hogan
Director of Administration for the Office of the Vice President: Moises (Moe) V. Vela, Jr
Counselor to the Vice President: Mike Donilon
Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President: Terrell McSweeny
Assistant to the Vice President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison: Evan Ryan
Chief of Staff for Dr. Jill Biden: Catherine (Cathy) M. Russell
Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady: Melissa Winter
Chief Economist and Economic Policy Advisor to the Vice President: Jared Bernstein
Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Communications: Jay Carney
Press Secretary to the Vice President: Elizabeth Alexander
Deputy Press Secretary to the Vice President: Annie Tomasini
National Security Advisor to the Vice President: Antony “Tony” Blinken
Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President: Brian McKeon
Director of Legislative Affairs: Sudafi Henry
Communications Director for Dr. Jill Biden: Courtney O’Donnell
Residence Manager and Social Secretary for the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden: Carlos E. Elizondo
Director of Scheduling: Elisabeth Hire

Legislative affairs:
Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs: Phil Schiliro
Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for the United States Senate: Shawn Maher
Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for the United States House: Dan Turton
Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs: Lisa Konwinski
Jay Heimbach, Christopher Kang, Sean Kennedy. Jim Oleske. Jim Papa. Alejandro Pérez. Jonathan Samuels. Shelly O’Neill Stoneman. Louisa Terrell. Denise Wilson

Economic team
Secretary of the Treasury: Timothy F. Geithner
Director of the National Economic Council: Lawrence H. Summers
Director of the Council of Economic Advisors: Christina D. Romer
Director of the Domestic Policy Council: Melody C. Barnes
Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council: Heather A. Higginbottom
Office of Management and Budget Director: Peter Orszag
Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director: Rob Nabors
Chair of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board: Paul Volcker
Staff Director and Chief Economist of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board & Member of the Council of Economic Advisers: Austan Goolsbee

National security team
Secretary of State: Sen. Hillary Clinton
Secretary of Defense: Robert Gates
National Security Advisor: General Jim Jones, USMC (Ret)
Ambassador to the United Nations: Susan Rice
Chief of Staff for U.N.: Brooke Anderson
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: Governor Janet Napolitano
Attorney General: Eric Holder

Intelligence community
Director of National Intelligence: Admiral Dennis Blair
Director of the CIA: Leon Panetta
Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor: John Brennan

Energy and Environment team
Secretary of Energy: Dr. Steven Chu
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator: Lisa Jackson
Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality: Nancy Sutley
Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change: Carol Browner
Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change: Heather Zichal

Other cabinet secretaries
Secretary of Commerce: Gov. Gary Locke
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: General Eric K. Shinseki
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Shaun Donovan
Secretary of Education: Arne Duncan
Secretary of Agriculture: Governor Tom Vilsack
Secretary of the Interior: Senator Ken Salazar
Secretary of Labor: Congresswoman Hilda Solis
Secretary of Transportation: Former Congressman Ray LaHood
United States Trade Representative: Former Mayor Ron Kirk

Science and Technology Team
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST): Dr. John Holdren
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator: Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Co-Chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST): Dr. Eric Lander
Co-Chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST): Dr. Harold Varmus

Regulatory
Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Mary Schapiro
Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Gary Gensler
Nominee for Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: Daniel Tarullo
Administrator of the Small Business Administration: Karen G. Mills

FIrst Lady
Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady: Camille Johnston
Press Secretary for the First Lady: Katie McCormick Lelyveld
Deputy Press Secretary for the First Lady: Semonti Mustaphi

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