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National Security Advisor (United States)

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  • Jake Sullivan
    Jeremiah Sullivan (born November 28, 1976) is an American government official who is National Security Advisor-designate for President-elect Joe Biden's administration. He was previously senior policy ...
  • Anthony Lake
    Anthony Kirsopp Lake, best known as Tony Lake, (born April 2, 1939) is the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), author, academic, and former American diplomat, Foreign Ser...
  • Susan Rice
    Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is currently serving as the 24th United States National Security Advisor. She was formerly a U.S. diplomat, Brookings Institution fellow, and U.S. ambassador to ...
  • Dillon Anderson (1906 - 1974)
    . National Security Advisor. Dillon Anderson was born in McKinney, Texas, on July 14, 1906. He studied at the University of Oklahoma, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1927, and graduated from Y...
  • Thomas E. Donilon
    Thomas Edward Donilon (born May 14, 1955) is an American lawyer, business executive, and former government official who served as the 22nd National Security Advisor in the Obama administration from 2...

The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor or at times informally termed the NSC advisor, is a senior aide in the Executive Office of the President, based at the West Wing of the White House, who serves as the chief in-house advisor to the President of the United States on national security issues.

The APNSA also participates in the meetings of the National Security Council and usually chairs the Principal Committee meetings with the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense (i.e. the meetings not attended by the President). The APNSA is supported by the National Security Staff (NSS) that produces research and briefings for the APNSA to review and present, either to the National Security Council or directly to the President.

The current Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs is Susan Rice, who assumed the role on July 1, 2013.

List of National Security Advisors