Spotlight: Steve Royster


Steve Royster, the Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of Caribbean Affairs, is a career foreign service officer. He is the office lead on the diplomacy pillar of the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 Strategy.


He served abroad as a section head in Yaoundé and Nicosia, as a political officer in Asuncion, and in the consular section in Mexico City. In Washington, he served previously as a Division Chief in the Office of Children’s Issues, the Press Spokesman for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, and in the Department’s Operations Center Watch. He has an onward assignment as the consular chief in Havana.


Steve is a 2018 graduate of National Defense University’s Eisenhower School, and he has bachelor's and J.D. degrees from Duke University.

Steve, his wife, and their two teenaged daughters live in Alexandria.


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