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Rob McCutcheon

Rob McCutcheon is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State focusing on the Middle East. He currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs in Washington, DC. He previously served as the Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) to the Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees all U.S. military forces in the Middle East and Central Asia. He has served in Pakistan, Lebanon, Cuba, Tunisia, and the UAE, and has also worked on foreign affairs issues related to Syria and Mexico. Prior to becoming a U.S. diplomat, Rob worked on public policy issues in DC. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and he is fluent in Spanish, Arabic, and Farsi. Rob is currently a member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., where he both came to faith and met his wife, Karen Race McCutcheon.