Director General of the Foreign Service

The Director General of the Foreign Service is the designated manager of the United States Foreign Service.

Director General of the
United States Foreign Service
Seal of the U.S. Department of State
Incumbent
Marcia Bernicat

since June 6, 2022
U.S. Department of State
Reports toSecretary of State
Under Secretary of State for Management
SeatHarry S Truman Building,
Washington, D.C.
AppointerThe President
with the advice and consent of the Senate
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument22 U.S.C. ยง 3928
(Foreign Service Act of 1980)
Inaugural holderSelden Chapin
Formation1946
Websitewww.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-management/bureau-of-global-talent-management/

The Director General is a current or former Foreign Service Officer, appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.[1] Since November 23, 1975, under a Departmental administrative action, the Director General has concurrently held the title of Director of the Bureau of Global Talent Management.[2] As the head of the human resources bureau, the Director General holds a rank equivalent to an Assistant Secretary of State and reports to the Under Secretary of State for Management.[2][3][4]

The current Director General is Marcia Bernicat.


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