Visit of Richard Glenn

Richard Glenn, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the Department of State, visited Argentina last week to engage with Government of Argentina officials on strengthening our partnership and collaboration on law enforcement and security cooperation. Bilateral collaboration includes training for law enforcement agencies to improve investigations related to transnational organized crime, including drug trafficking, together with actions to mitigate corruption and improve institutional interoperability. This visit is part of the on-going cooperation between the U.S. and Argentina to combat transnational crime.

Richard H. Glenn  – INL Director July 2015 to present

As the Office Director for Western Hemisphere Programs in the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), Richard Glenn is responsible for foreign assistance programs combating illicit drugs and organized crime, as well as support for law enforcement and rule of law. INL’s Western Hemisphere Programs office manages an annual appropriation of more than $500 million with programs in more than 20 countries administered by more than 1,000 employees and contractors.

Mr. Glenn began working with INL in 2011 in Mexico City implementing the U.S. Government’s marquee security assistance program, the Merida Initiative.  As Deputy Director he oversaw the operational implementation of the $2 billion initiative and guided the policy and program coordination process with the Government of Mexico.

Since joining the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in 1999, Mr. Glenn has served in Guayaquil, Ecuador (2000-2002); Pretoria, South Africa (2002-2004); Prague, Czech Republic (2005-2008); Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008-2011) and Mexico City, Mexico (2011-2015).

Mr. Glenn is a graduate of Brigham Young University (1999).   He speaks Spanish and Czech.  He is a native of the State of California.