Mike Adler is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. From July 2010- July 2011, he served as political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. His other overseas assignments have included Kuwait, Lebanon, Iraq, Bosnia, France and Qatar. He began his assignment as Office Director for Afghanistan Affairs in July 2018. He has also served in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Near Eastern and European Affairs bureaus, and the Department’s Operations Center.