Andrew Wroblewski was named the deputy assistant secretary and assistant director of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) for domestic operations on October 3, 2022.
In this role, he oversees all DSS programs within the United States, including operations at all field and resident offices, facility security, criminal investigations, counterintelligence, and protective operations.
As assistant director of domestic operations, Mr. Wroblewski serves concurrently as the chair of the International Security Event Group, a multi-agency body of more than 20 U.S. agencies—coordinating all U.S. security and law enforcement planning for major overseas events such as the Olympic Games.
“Domestically, DSS protects the secretary of state and high-ranking foreign dignitaries and officials visiting the United States, investigates passport and visa fraud, and conducts threat management, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence investigations,” Mr. Wroblewski said. “We also produce daily threat analyses focused on our overseas presence, train foreign law enforcement partners, and promote security cooperation between U.S. business and private sector interests worldwide.”
Mr. Wroblewski most recently served as acting assistant director for threat investigations and analysis. In that role, he led DSS programs that analyze, assess, generate, investigate, and disseminate all-source information on threats directed against U.S. diplomatic personnel overseas and domestically.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Wroblewski was the special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office with responsibility for establishing criminal investigative priorities in the national capital region and DSS resident offices in adjacent states, as well as providing support for the DSS broader mission of facilitating the protection of foreign dignitaries and U.S. diplomats both domestically and abroad.
Before returning to the United States, Mr. Wroblewski was the Minister-Counselor for Diplomatic Security for the U.S. Mission to China. As the senior U.S. law enforcement representative in China, Mr. Wroblewski served as the principal advisor to the ambassador on all security issues. He also led all DSS counterintelligence, counterterrorism, criminal investigations, and technical security programs. Mr. Wroblewski’s team in China included DSS special agents, security engineering officers, security technical specialists, Navy Seabees, Marine Security Guards, and local security staff assigned to the U.S. embassy and consulates.
Previous overseas postings include Ankara, Turkey; New Delhi, India; Asmara, Eritrea; and Nassau, Bahamas. His domestic postings include DSS headquarters and the New York Field office.
Mr. Wroblewski is an individual recipient of the State Department’s Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards, as well as many other commendations. In 2013, he was named the Diplomatic Security employee of the year. Mr. Wroblewski was most recently awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive.
Mr. Wroblewski grew up in Kansas and received a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Kansas.
The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Department of State. DSS has the largest global presence of any U.S. law enforcement organization, operating at more than 270 U.S. diplomatic posts in over 170 countries, and in 33 U.S. cities. The organization is responsible for investigating transnational crimes and for protecting State Department facilities, people, and information.
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