Roland de Marcellus

Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State


  • Roland de Marcellus serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance and Development within the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB/IFD).
  • He retired as a Colonel with Army service on both active duty and in the Reserves.  He served in Germany as an Air Defense Artillery officer.  As a Civil Affairs officer in the Reserves, he deployed three times:  to Iraq in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, to Bosnia in 1999, and to Afghanistan in 2002, where he commanded the 489th Civil Affairs battalion, which implemented over 125 humanitarian infrastructure projects across the country.  In his Reserve capacity, he also served part-time on the faculty of the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
  • Roland de Marcellus is a career member of the senior executive service.  He has a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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