Carmen G. Cantor, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is the U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Previously, she served as Director of the Office of Civil Service Human Resource Management in the Bureau of Human Resources, Executive Director for the Bureaus of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and International Information Programs (IIP), and Executive Director of the Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) at the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity, in pursuit of U.S. national interests in the fight against global terrorism, she provided support to the Coordinator for Counterterrorism and senior staff; management and oversight of CT’s executive office operations; and collaborated and coordinated with other agencies and organizations. Ms. Cantor also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Recruitment, Examination & Employment (REE). During this time, the Department organized and implemented the largest expansion of recruitment, assessment and hiring in State Department history.