Wayne Ashbery was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Countermeasures on August 26, 2014.
In this role, Mr. Ashbery is responsible for the Office of Security Technology, which through the application and use of appropriate technical-security countermeasures assists in providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of diplomacy; the Office of Physical Security Programs, which directs and develops worldwide physical security standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines for protecting personnel, facilities, and national security information; and the Diplomatic Courier Service, whose personnel provide secure and expeditious delivery of classified material to U.S. diplomatic missions globally.
Mr. Ashbery supervises the development of the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB) security standards and Department of State policies associated with the physical and technical security of U.S. diplomatic missions around the world.
Mr. Ashbery is a career Foreign Service Security Engineering Officer and holds the rank of Minister Counselor. He entered the Foreign Service in September, 1988. He was commissioned into the Senior Foreign Service in December 2006.
He has served in numerous domestic assignments including: Chief of the Physical Security Division (2001-2004) and Chief of Standards, Development and Implementation within the Office of Physical Security Programs (1998-2001). In these positions, Mr. Ashbery served as the lead delegate for the United States for the International Physical Security Forum.
He has also served overseas in Frankfurt, Germany (1992-1994); Ankara, Turkey (1995-1998); Moscow, Russia (2004-2006); and most recently in Beijing, China, as the senior Security Manager for the Beijing New Embassy Complex (2006-2008).