Assiya Ashraf-Miller, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs. Ms. Ashraf-Miller has oversight of security and law enforcement policy and programs, as well as responsibility for the direction of resources and personnel and budget oversight of over $2 billion, for more than 250 diplomatic posts in order to facilitate the safe and successful conduct of U.S. diplomacy overseas.
She was previously the Regional Security Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan from August 2017 to August 2018, and prior to that assignment, Ms. Ashraf-Miller served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Domestically, she was the Director of the Office of Overseas Protective Operations responsible for global management and budget oversight of over $1.7 billion for a broad range of security programs at all diplomatic posts. She was also the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security.
Her past overseas assignments include serving as the Regional Security Officer in Kuwait City, Kuwait and Damascus, Syria. She worked for Overseas Buildings Operations as the Site Security Manager in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and was the Assistant Regional Security Officer in New Delhi, India.
Ms. Ashraf-Miller has served as the liaison to Consular Affairs, as a member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Newark, New Jersey, and began her career in Diplomatic Security Service’s Washington Field Office.
Ms. Ashraf-Miller has a B.A. from the University of Southern California and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to being a Supervisory Special Agent, she is a recipient of several awards from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.