R. Clarke Cooper was confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Political Military Affairs on April 30, 2019. He was sworn-in to office by Under Secretary Andrea Thompson on May 3rd. Pol-Mil is a bureau under the Arms Control and International Security (T) family. He succeeds Puneet Talwar who was bureau head from 2014–2017. Ambassador Tina Kaidanow served as Acting A/S for Pol-Mil until her retirement from the Foreign Service in and move to the Pentagon in 2018.
Honored to swear in R Clarke Cooper as Assistant Secretary for @StateDeptPM. Cooper, an experienced professional & dedicated steward, will lead the PM team as we strengthen our economic and national security partnerships. #OneTeamOneMissionOneFuture pic.twitter.com/OfYVZunhyb
— U/S of State Andrea Thompson (@UnderSecT) May 3, 2019
Honored to be sworn in as Assistant Secretary for @StateDeptPM by @UnderSecT. Look forward to keeping you updated via this account on PM Bureau’s work to enhance America’s security and American partnerships. https://t.co/6xlCZ6MLsG
— R. Clarke Cooper (@AsstSecPM) May 8, 2019
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— Political-Military Affairs, US Dept of State (@StateDeptPM) May 10, 2019