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James Jeffrey -- White House
Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

Mr. Jeffrey, a career member of the Foreign Service, previously served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State. His responsibilities included leading the Iran Policy Team and coordinating public diplomacy. Ambassador Jeffrey served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State for Iraq from August 2005 to August 2006. Prior to this, he served as U.S. Charge d'affairs to Iraq from March 2005 to June 2005. He served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Baghdad from June 2004 through March 2005. Earlier in his career, Ambassador Jeffrey served as Ambassador to Albania from October 2002 to May 2004. Other assignments have included Deputy Chief of Mission in Turkey and Kuwait and Deputy Special Representative for Bosnian Implementation. James Jeffrey received his bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and his master's degree from Boston University. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam from 1969 to 1976.

James Jeffrey