Biography

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Earle (Lee) Litzenberger
Senior Advisor
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Term of Appointment: 01/2018 to present

Lee Litzenberger became the Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM) in January 2018. In this role, he leads all aspects of bureau management and acts as head of the PM Bureau in the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary’s absence. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor.

Mr. Litzenberger has served as Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Mission to NATO, Brussels (2014-2017), the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia (2010-2013) and the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (2006-2009). He was the NATO Deputy Senior Civilian Representative in Kabul, Afghanistan (2013-2014).

His other overseas assignments include the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Brussels, and the U.S. Embassies in Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Algeria, and the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille, France. Mr. Litzenberger has also served at the Department of State in Washington, in the Office of the Deputy Secretary, the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

He holds a B.A. in History from Middlebury College and an M.S. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Mr. Litzenberger speaks French, Russian, Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian.