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United States Secretary of State

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The United States Secretary of State is a Presidential appointee, whose nomination must be confirmed by the Senate, who directs the diplomatic services of the United States, the United States Department of State. He or she is a statutory member of the National Security Council, and is the first Cabinet member, following two Congressional leaders, in the Presidential succession in the event of multiple vacancies.

Rex Tillerson, a former engineer and energy executive, is the incumbent, having been appointed by Donald Trump.