Biography

R. Carl Paschall
Deputy Counterterrorism Coordinator for Operations Policy & Military Coordination
Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism
Term of Appointment: 05/16/2016 to present

Carl Paschall, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is the Deputy Coordinator for Operations Policy and Military Coordination responsible for oversight of the Counterterrorism Bureau’s Office of Technical Programs and Operations Policy (TPOP), and the Office of Crisis Response, Preparedness, and Special Coordination (CRSC).

Mr. Paschall came to CT from the Bureau of African Affairs where he served as the Director of the Office of Central African Affairs (2015-2016), and as Deputy Director for Regional Affairs in the Office of Regional and Security Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs (2013-2015). Other assignments include as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commander of Special Operations Command – Africa, Director of the Office Allowances, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management, Senior Watch Officer in the Department of State’s Operations Center, Country Desk Officer for Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Office of Central African Affairs, and on the National Security Council staff. Mr. Paschall has served both at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, and on an extended temporary assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Additional overseas assignments include at the U.S. Embassies in Chad and the Bahamas, and at the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Paschall joined the Foreign Service in October 1991 following graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and International Studies. He holds a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University.