National Security Council Staff Organizational Structure

President

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs for Iraq/Afghanistan

Under the President and relating, at the same level, to Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

  • Afghan Senior Director
  • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director
  • Special Assistant to the President/ Senior Director

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Senior Advisor Policy Implement./Exec.

Top level under Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

  • Senior Director Speech
  • Special Assistant to the President/ Senior Director Legal Affairs
  • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Legislative Affairs
  • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Press
  • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Intel Programs & Reform
  • Executive Secretariat
    • Administration
    • WH Situation Room & Systems
    • Record & Access Management

Second level under Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

  • Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy National Security Advisor Regional Programs
  • Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy National Security Advisor Strategic Comm & Global Outreach
  • Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy National Security Advisor International Economics
    • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Int Trade, Energy, And Environment
    • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Relief, Stabilization, And Development
  • Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy National Security Advisor Global Democracy Strategy
    • Senior Director Democ, Human Rights & Int. Orgs
    • Senior Director Near East & North Africa
    • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Defense Policy and Strategy
    • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Counterproliferation Strategy
  • Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy National Security Advisor Combating Terrorism
    • Senior Director Combating Terrorism Strategy
  • Executive Secretariat
    • Administration
    • WH Situation Room & Systems
    • Record & Access Management

Further relationships between Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy National Security Advisor Regional Programs & Deputy Assistant to the President/Deputy National Security Advisor Strategic Comm & Global Outreach

  • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director European Affairs connected to Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Central Asian Affairs
  • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director East Asian Affairs connected to Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director African Affairs
  • Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Western Hemisphere Affairs connected to Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director Russia

Legend of commonly used acronyms:

  • APNSA: Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
  • APDNSA: Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
  • DNSA: Deputy National Security Advisor
  • DAP: Deputy Assistant to the President
  • SAP: Special Assistant to the President