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Office of the Chief of Protocol

Under the direction of the Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, and the Deputy Chiefs of Protocol, Raymond P. Martinez and Charity N. Wallace, the office is responsible for activities including the planning, hosting, and officiating of ceremonial events for visiting chiefs of state and heads of government, as well as coordinating logistics for the visits; managing Blair House, the President's guesthouse; and overseeing all protocol matters for Presidential or Vice Presidential travel abroad, working alongside the White House.

Read more about what the Office of the Chief of Protocol does or click below to read about the divisional duties. 

 

Blair House

Photo of Blair House, the Presidents guesthouse in Washington, DC. State Dept photo.

Ceremonials

President Bush and guests toast Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain on May 7, 2007, during the State Dinner in her honor at the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper.

Diplomatic Affairs

Publication cover: United States Department of State Diplomatic List.

Management 

The Great Seal

 

Visits 

President George Bush delivers remarks Wednesday, April 16, 2008, during the arrival ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI. [Photo: WH/David Bohrer] 

Foreign Consular

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Highlights

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President Antonio Saca Visits the White HouseDate: 12/16/2008 Location: The White House Description: President  Bush and President Antonio Saca of El Salvador shake hands as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House. © White House Photo by Eric Draper
President Bush and President Antonio Saca of El Salvador shake hands as they meet Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House. [Full Story]

President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Olmert of IsraelDate: 11/24/2008 Location: Washington, DC Description: President Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert shake hands during the Israeli leaders visit to the Oval Office.  © White House Photo by Eric Draper
President Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert shake hands during the Israeli leader's visit Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, to the Oval Office. [Full Story]

Summit on Financial Markets and the World EconomyDate: 11/15/2008 Location: Washington, DC Description: President George W. Bush stands with fellow world leaders for the family photo at the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  © White House Photo by Grant Miller
President George W. Bush stands with fellow world leaders Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, for the family photo at the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

President Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government Visits White HouseDate: 10/29/2008 Location: Washington, DC Description: President George W. Bush welcomes Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani to the Oval Office, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at the White House.  © White House Photo by Eric Draper
President Bush welcomes Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani to the Oval Office, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at the White House.[more]

President Lugo of Paraguay Visits White HouseDate: 10/27/2008 Location: Washington, DC Description: Deputy Chief of Protocol Charity Wallace greets President Lugo of Paraguay at the White House before meeting with President Bush. © State Dept Photo by Yale Scott
Deputy Chief of Protocol Charity Wallace greets President Lugo of Paraguay at the White House on October 27, 2008 before meeting with President Bush. [more]

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