printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Photo of Edward J. Lacey
Edward J. Lacey
Deputy Director
Policy Planning Staff
Term of Appointment: 01/2013 to present

Edward J. Lacey is Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff. Before joining the Staff, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance. Prior to 1999, Dr. Lacey served in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency as Deputy Assistant Director, and as Principal Deputy Director of the Department of Defense On-Site Inspection Agency. As head of the U.S. Delegation to the International Conference on Verification of the Biological Weapons Convention, he was given the Personal Rank of Ambassador. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Special Advisor to the President for Arms Control Matters, Director of the Standing Requirements Office in the Intelligence Community Staff, Senior Advisor on the U.S. Delegation to the U.S.-Soviet Standing Consultative Commission, Special Assistant to the Director of Systems Analysis in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Dr. Lacey graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Villanova, and has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. He is a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service and was named Meritorious Senior Executive in 2003. He is the recipient of both the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Service and the Department of State Superior Honor Award.


Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.