Ronald W. Stuart is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director for the Countermeasures Directorate, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
In this capacity he is responsible for all physical, technical, and construction security, the secure transport of classified diplomatic materials across international borders, and protective security equipment for all U.S. missions overseas and domestic Department of State facilities to ensure the protection of people, classified information, and property against all threats.
Mr. Stuart began his career in the Foreign Service in 2001 as a Security Engineering Officer and has since held numerous and varied assignments throughout the world. He most recently served as the Director of the Office of Security Technology, responsible for managing the worldwide DS Technical Security Program. Previously he has served as the Director for Security Technology Operations and Director for Security Technology’s Countermeasures Program. Other domestic tours include the Chief for Project Management and Engineering and as a junior engineer in Emanations Countermeasures. Mr. Stuart has served overseas as the Officer-in-Charge of the Engineering Services Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, and as the Officer-in-Charge of the Engineering Services Offices in Budapest, Hungary, and Ankara, Turkey.
Mr. Stuart has a Bachelor of Physical Science Degree in Physics from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, and has held engineering, operations, and leadership positions in the civil sector and U.S. Marine Corps.