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Andrew J. Shapiro was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs on June 22, 2009. Mr. Shapiro previously served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Prior to joining the State Department with the Secretary, he served from 2001 to 2009 as Senator Clinton's Senior Defense and Foreign Policy Advisor. In this position, he was Senator Clinton's primary policy advisor on national security issues including Senator Clinton's work on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Mr. Shapiro also traveled with Senator Clinton extensively overseas, joining her on visits to the Iraq and Afghanistan areas of operation. He also served as a member of the Obama-Biden Department of Defense Agency Review Team before shifting to Secretary of State Clinton's confirmation and transition team once she was officially named.
Previously, Mr. Shapiro was counsel to the Justice Department's International Competition Policy Advisory Committee, and was an associate at the Washington, DC law firm Covington & Burling. He received a B.A. cum laude with honors distinction in Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania and a joint law/master's in international affairs degree from Columbia University where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to attending law and graduate school, he worked as a senior research assistant at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Andrew Shapiro is a recipient of the Gold Star Wives of America Appreciation Award and the National Guard Association’s Patrick Henry Award. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.