Ambassador Julianne Smith assumed her position as the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO in November 2021. Prior to her current position, she served as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Blinken at the Department of State.
Richard A. “Rick” Holtzapple
Deputy Chief of Mission
Rick Holtzapple, a career member of the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, arrived in Brussels in September 2021 to serve as Deputy Permanent Representative and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Mission to NATO.
Ms. Rachel Ellehuus is the Secretary of Defense Representative in Europe (SECDEFREPEUR) and the Defense Advisor (DEFAD) for the U.S. Mission to NATO.
David F. Helvey
Deputy Defense Advisor
Mr. David F. Helvey is the Secretary of Defense Deputy Representative in Europe (D/SECDEFREPEUR) and the Deputy Defense Advisor (D/DEFAD) for the U.S. Mission to NATO.
President of the United States
President Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. As President, Biden will restore America’s leadership and build our communities back better.
Vice President of the United States
Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator.
U.S. Secretary of State
Antony J. Blinken is the 71st U.S. Secretary of State. He was nominated by President Biden on November 23, 2020; confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 26, 2021; and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris the following day.
Secretary of Defense
Lloyd James Austin III was sworn in as the 28th Secretary of Defense on January 22, 2021. Mr. Austin is the principal assistant to the President in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and serves on the National Security Council.