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Great Seal     Rand Beers
     Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics
     and Law Enforcement Affairs
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Biography

beers photoRand "Randy" Beers was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on October 28, 1998. The Senate confirmed him on October 21, 1998.

Mr. Beers is a member of the Senior Executive Service. He joined the Department of State in 1971 after four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Before assuming his position as Assistant Secretary, Mr. Beers was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for INL from January to October 1998.

Mr. Beers served on the National Security Council (NSC) three times, recently as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, and previously as Director for Global Issues and as Director for Counternarcotics and Counterterrorism.

Mr. Beers also held various positions in the Bureau of Political Military Affairs of the Department of State: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs and Export Control, Deputy for Strategy and the Operations Coordinator for Regional Affairs and Security Assistance, Director of the Office of Security Analysis and the Office of International Security Policy, and Deputy Director of the Office of Policy Analysis.

Additionally, he served as the Deputy Political Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

Mr. Beers was born in Washington, DC in 1942. He received a BA from Dartmouth in 1964 and an MA from the University of Michigan in 1971; both degrees in history. He is married and has two children.

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