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
|U.S. Department of State|
|Reports to||Secretary of State|
Under Secretary of State for Management
|Seat||Harry S Truman Building,|
with the advice and consent of the Senate
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Constituting instrument||22 U.S.C. § 3928|
(Foreign Service Act of 1980)
|Inaugural holder||Selden Chapin|
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. 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. 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.
The current Director General is Marcia Bernicat.