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Asel Roberts's term ended on January 3, 2022.

Asel K. Roberts assumed the role of Acting Chief of Protocol of the United States on January 20, 2021. With over 15 years of experience in the Office of the Chief of Protocol, her most recent position in the office was that of Senior Advisor. Ms. Roberts graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Law and Organizations. She speaks Russian, Kazakh, and Japanese.

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