Office of the Chief of Protocol

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The Office of the Chief of Protocol seeks to advance the foreign policy goals of the United States by creating an environment for successful diplomacy. Our team extends the first hand that welcomes presidents, prime ministers, ruling monarchs, and other leaders to our country. By serving on the front lines of diplomatic engagement, we promote cross-cultural exchange and build new bridges of understanding between people and governments around the world.

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Date: 12/16/2013 Description: Photo showing the Lincoln Room of Blair House that displays Civil War-era artifacts from the family collection, including rare political cartoons and prints, a Mathew Brady photograph, and documents signed by Lincoln. - State Dept Image
Blair House

Date: 08/30/2016 Description: The Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department set for a formal meal.  - State Dept Image

Date: 01/17/2017 Location: Washington, DC Description: Diplomatic Affairs logo. - State Dept Image
Diplomatic Affairs


Date: 08/30/2016 Description: Diplomatic Partnerships engages diplomats through four unique programs that showcase the full fabric of this country to the Diplomatic Corps. - State Dept Image
Diplomatic Partnerships


Date: 01/17/2017 Location: Washington, DC Description: Gifts logo. - State Dept Image

Date: 08/30/2016 Description: Photo of the U.S. Department of State. - State Dept Image



Date: 08/30/2016 Description: text © White House Image/Photo by David Lienemann