Assiya Ashraf-Miller, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, is the Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary for Management. Prior to this assignment, she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Ms. Ashraf-Miller had oversight of security and law enforcement policy and programs for over 250 U.S. diplomatic posts, as well as responsibility for the worldwide direction of resources and personnel and budget oversight of over $2 billion.  

She was previously the Senior Regional Security Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan, 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 for a broad range of security programs. She also served as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and was the Bureau’s primary coordinator within the Department, other U.S. government agencies and branches, foreign government partners, and private industry stakeholders. 

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. 

U.S. Department of State

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