Mr. Marocco serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). Before assuming his current position, he oversaw the bureau’s Europe and Eurasian, Near Eastern, Western Hemisphere Affairs and Analysis, Planning, Programs and Learning office. He oversees CSO’s leadership on atrocities prevention, including the Atrocities Prevention Board, an interagency committee consisting of U.S. officials from the National Security Council, the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, the intelligence community, and others.
Prior to joining the Bureau, Mr. Marocco served as an advisor to several U.S. Government security programs in conflict zones. He has served in the defense and security sectors for twenty years, after first serving in the Marines. He has led transitional government security teams in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti, as well as expeditionary logistics, humanitarian and election monitoring programs globally. Mr. Marocco also served as the Director of Operations for a private fund overseeing resettlement, security screening and logistics for various humanitarian programs. He is a founding member of a public-private partnership between CSO, civil society, and private sector entities with interest in fragile states and stabilization. Mr. Marocco earned a Masters in international human rights law from the University of Oxford.