Richard H. Glenn is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), where he previously served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Office Director for Western Hemisphere Programs from July 2015 to August 2018. In this capacity, Richard Glenn oversees INL’s Office of Anti-Crime Programs and the Bureau’s foreign assistance programs in the Western Hemisphere that combat illicit drugs and organized crime and support law enforcement and rule of law. INL’s Western Hemisphere Programs comprise an annual appropriation of more than $500 million with programs in more than 20 countries administered by more than 1,000 employees and contractors. INL/C administers assistance programs around the globe and determines policy focused on countering transnational organized crime, cybercrime, illicit finance, alien smuggling, and corruption. He also oversees the operations of five International Law Enforcement Academies in Bangkok, Budapest, Gaborone, San Salvador, and Roswell.
Mr. Glenn began working with INL in 2011 in Mexico City implementing the U.S. Government’s marquee security assistance program, the Merida Initiative. As Deputy Director he oversaw the operational implementation of the $2 billion initiative and guided the policy and program coordination process with the Government of Mexico.
Since joining the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in 1999, Mr. Glenn has served in Guayaquil, Ecuador (2000-2002); Pretoria, South Africa (2002-2004); Prague, Czech Republic (2005-2008); Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008-2011) and Mexico City, Mexico (2011-2015).
Mr. Glenn is a graduate of Brigham Young University (1999). He speaks Spanish and Czech. He is a native of the State of California.