By Administration: List of Czars

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In the United States, the informal political term “czar” or “tsar” is employed in media and popular usage to refer to high-level officials who oversee a particular policy. There have never been any U.S. government offices with the title “czar”, but various governmental officials have sometimes been referred to by the nickname “czar” rather than their actual title.

The earliest known use of the term for a U.S. government official was in the administration of Franklin Roosevelt (1933–1945), during which eleven unique positions (or twelve if one were to count “Economic Czar” and “Economic Czar of World War II” as separate) were so described. The term was revived, mostly by the press, to describe officials in the Nixon and Ford administrations and continues today.

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The list is subjective and imprecise, since frequently individuals or offices might be referred to by the nickname “czar” by some publication or a political opponent, yet the actual governmental official, a majority of publications and others do not use the term. For example, some[who?] consider czars to be only those officials who are appointed by the president without Senate confirmation.

Summary table – Number of czars per administration
President’s name Party In office Number of
czar titles
Number of
appointees
Appointees not
confirmed by Senate
Franklin Roosevelt D 1933–1945 11 19 17
Harry Truman D 1945–1953 6 6 5
Dwight Eisenhower R 1953–1961 1 1 0
Lyndon Johnson D 1963–1969 3 3 1
Richard Nixon R 1969–1974 3 5 5
Gerald Ford R 1974–1977 2 2 2
Jimmy Carter D 1977–1981 2 3 2
Ronald Reagan R 1981–1989 1 1 1
George H. W. Bush R 1989–1993 2 3 0
Bill Clinton D 1993–2001 8 11 7
George W. Bush R 2001–2009 33 49 28
Barack Obama D 2009– 38 43 33

The numbers are based upon the sortable list below. Please see it for details and references. Note that what is measured is the popularity of the word czar, rather than an objective measure of authority.

Also note that under George W. Bush only 33 Czar titles had been currently found, thus only 33 Czars, although many of these titles were used by several distinct individuals. For example, there has been an Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health since the passage of the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, but the phrase “mine safety czar” was only applied to the position since the controversial appointment of Richard Stickler to the post in 2006. Similarly, there has been a director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs since the office was created by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, but the term “regulatory czar” was not applied to the post until 2001.

[edit]List of executive branch czars

The following are executive branch officials to whom the media has referred as a czar of some kind.

This is a sortable table; to sort by President, type of appointment, etc., just click on the arrow at the top of the column. To view references for a particular “czar”, click on the number next to the name.

Czar title Official title Office holder Tenure Type of Appointment Appointing Administration Senate Confirmed
Foreign aid czar Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Tobias, Randall[1] 2006–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
AfPak czar, Afghanistan and Pakistan czar Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Holbrooke, Richard[2] 2009–2010 President appointed Barack Obama
AIDS czar National AIDS Policy Coordinator, Member of White House Domestic Policy Council Gebbie, Kristine[3] 1993–1994 President appointed Bill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Fleming, Patricia[4] 1993–1997 President appointed Bill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, Presidential Envoy for AIDS Cooperation Thurman, Sandra[5] 1997–2000 President appointed Bill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Evertz, Scott[6] 2001–2002 President appointed George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy O’Neill, Joe[7] 2002–2003 President appointed George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Thompson, Carol[8] 2004–2006 President appointed George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Crowley, Jeffrey[9] 2009–2012 President appointed Barack Obama
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Colfax, Grant[10] 2012–present President appointed Barack Obama
anti-poverty czar, poverty czar Director of Office of Economic Opportunity Shriver, Sargent[11] 1965–1969 President nominated, Senate confirmed Lyndon Johnson
Asian Carp czar Director of Office of Economic Opportunity Goss, John[12] 2010–present Council on Environmental Quality selected Barack Obama
auto czar, car czar Treasury Advisor, Head of the Auto Task Force Rattner, Steve[13] 2009 Feb–Jul Sec. of Treasury appointed Barack Obama
auto czar, car czar Senior Advisor President’s Automotive Task Force Bloom, Ron[14] 2009–present President appointed Barack Obama
auto recovery czar, autoworker czar Member Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers Montgomery, Ed[15] 2009–present President appointed Barack Obama
bank bailout czar,Troubled Asset Relief Program(TARP) czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability, Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Kashkari, Neel.[16] 2008–2009 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
bank bailout czar, TARP czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability Allison, Herbert[17] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
bioethics czar Advisor to the President, Chairman of The President’s Council on Bioethics Kass, Leon[18] 2001–2005 (New position), Exec order, President appointed George W. Bush
bird flu czar Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Advisor to the President for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Simonson, Stewart[19] 2004–2006 (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
birth control czar Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services Keroack, Eric[20] 2006–2007 President appointed George W. Bush
border czar U.S. attorney and Special Representative for the Southwest Border,Department of Justice Bersin, Alan[21] 1995–1998 President nominated, Senate confirmed as U.S. Attorney, Appointed as Special Representative Bill Clinton
border czar Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Special Representative for Border Affairs, Dept of Homeland Security, Bersin, Alan[22] 2009–present Sec of Homeland Security appointed Barack Obama
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Daniels, Mitchell E.[23] 2001–2003 President nominated, Senate Confirmed George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Bolten, Joshua[24] 2003–2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Portman, Rob[25] 2006–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
cleanup czar Special Assistant Attorney General (to investigate corruption) Morris, Newbold[26] 1952, fired after 63 days by Atty General for demanding records access; AG then forced to resign by President Truman Attorney General appointed Harry Truman
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental ManagementDepartment of Energy (nuclear clean up) Roberson, Jessie[27] 2001–2004 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy (nuclear clean up) Rispoli, James[28] 2005–2008 Sec. of Energy appointed, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
climate czar Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary, President’s Coordinator for Climate Change, Senior negotiator at Kyoto and Beuenos Aires negottiations Todd D. Stern[29] 1997–1999 President appointed Bill Clinton
climate czar Special Envoy for Climate Change Stern, Todd D.[30] 2009 Sec. of State appointed Barack Obama
climate czar, energy czar,global warmingczar Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Browner, Carol[31] 2009–present (New position) Barack Obama
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator vacant; position approved but not filled during Bush administration[32] 2009–present (New position) George W. Bush
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Espinel, Victoria[33] 2009–present (first at position) Barack Obama
communications czar Counselor to the President, Special counselor to the President Bartlett, Dan[34] 2005–2007 President appointed George W. Bush
compensation czar, Gulf claims czar, pay czar Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation Feinberg, Kenneth[35] 2009–present Sec. of Treasury appointed Barack Obama
consumer czar head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warren, Elizabeth[36] 2010–present (New Position), President appointed Barack Obama
car czar Chief domestic policy advisor and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Reed, Bruce[37] 1993–2001 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Bill Clinton
cyber securityczar, cyber czar Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Clarke, Richard A.[38] 2001 Oct–2003 Feb (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director, National Cyber Security Center Beckstrom, Rod[39] 2008–2009 (New position), Presidential directive, President appointed George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Coordinator Hathaway, Melissa[40] Office created May 31, 2009. Acting czar May–July, 2009; resigned [41] Barack Obama
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Coordinator Schmidt, Howard[42] Office created May 31, 2009. 2009–Present] Barack Obama
czar of censorship Director, Office of Censorship Price, Byron[43] 1941–1945 Exec Order, President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
czar of information Director Office of War Information Davis, Elmer[44] 1942–1945 Exec order, President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
czar of Latin American affairs Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Mann, Thomas C.[45] 1964–1965 President nominated, Senate confirmed Lyndon Johnson
democracy czar Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy Abrams, Elliott[46] 2005–2008 President appointed George W. Bush
domestic czar Special Assistant to the President, domestic policy aide Califano, Joseph[47] 1965–1969 President appointed Lyndon Johnson
domestic policy czar Chief Domestic Policy Coordinator, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rove, Karl[48] 2004–2006 President appointed George W. Bush
domestic violence czar Advisor to the President and the Vice President on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Issues Rosenthal, Lynn[49] 2009 Vice President appointed Barack Obama
drug czar Head of Drug programs, Special Action Office of Drug Abuse Prevention Jaffe, Jerome[50] 1971 President appointed Richard Nixon
drug czar Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and head of the Narcotics Treatment Administration DuPont, Robert 1973–1978 Gerald Ford
drug czar Director of the White House Drug Abuse Policy (1982), Special Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse (1983), Member of Executive Board of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System Cabinet Level (1983), Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy (1985) Turner, Carlton[51] 1982–1988 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Ronald Reagan
drug czar Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy Bennett, William J.[52] 1989–1990 (New position) created by Congress, President nominated, Senate Confirmed George H. W. Bush
drug czar Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy Martinez, Bob[53] 1991–1993 President nominated, Senate Confirmed George H. W. Bush
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy Brown, Lee P.[54] 1993–1995 President nominated, Senate Confirmed Bill Clinton
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy McCaffrey, Barry[55] 1996–2001 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bill Clinton
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy Walters, John P.[56] 2001–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy (cabinet rank removed) Kerlikowske, R. Gil[57] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
e-commerce czar, e-czar Executive Director, Electronic Commerce Working Group Elizabeth Echols[58] 1998–2000 Vice President appointed Bill Clinton
economic czar, economic czar of World War II Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Byrnes, James[59] 1942–1943 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
economic czar Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Vinson, Fred M.[60] 1943–1945 President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
economic czar Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Davis, William Hammatt[61] 1945–1946 President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
economic czar, big-picture economic czar Chairman, Economic Recovery Advisory Board Volcker, Paul A.[62] 2009 President appointed Barack Obama
energy czar Director of the Energy Policy Office Love, John Arthur[63] 1973 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Richard Nixon
energy czar Federal Energy Office Administrator Simon, William E[64] 1973–1974 President appointed Richard Nixon
energy czar Administrator, Federal Energy Administration Sawhill, John[65] 1974 President appointed Richard Nixon
energy czar Administrator, Federal Energy Administration, Assistant to the President for Energy Affairs, Executive Director of Energy Resources Council Zarb, Frank[66] 1974–1977 President appointed Gerald Ford
energy czar Director, Department of Energy (cabinet-level position) Schlesinger, James[67] 1977–1979 (New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated, Senate confirmed Jimmy Carter
ethics czar, transparency czar special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform Eisen, Norm[68] 2009–2010 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Barack Obama
ethics czar, transparency czar White House Counsel Bauer, Robert[69] 2010–present President appointed Barack Obama
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives DiIulio, John[70] 2001–2002 (New position), Exec order, President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Towey, Jim[71] 2002–2006 President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Hein, Jay[72] 2006–2008 President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships DuBois, Joshua[73] 2009–present President appointed Barack Obama
food czar Food Administrator and Secretary of Agriculture Wickard, Claude[74] 1942–1943 Exec order Franklin Roosevelt
food czar War Food Administrator Davis, Chester C.[75] 1943 Exec order Franklin Roosevelt
food czar War Food Administrator Jones, Marvin[76] 1943–1945 Exec order Franklin Roosevelt
food czar Chairman Citizens Food Committee Luckman, Charles[77] 1947 Sep–Nov President appointed Harry Truman
food safety czar Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection Acheson, David W. K.[78] 2007–2008 President appointed George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globallywith the rank of Ambassador Tobias, Randall][79] 2003–2006 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, with the rank of Ambassador Dybul, Mark[80] 2006–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
Great Lakes czar Special Advisor to the EPA Administrator Davis, Cameron[81] 2009–present EPA appointed Barack Obama
green-jobs czar Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation at the White House, Member of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Jones, Van[82] 2009 Apr–Sep President appointed Barack Obama
Guantanamo Base closure czar US Department of State Special Envoy Fried, Daniel[83] 2009–present Sec. of State appointed Barack Obama
health care czar, technology czar, internet czar, e-czar Senior Advisor for Policy Development Magaziner, Ira,[84] 1993–1998 President appointed Bill Clinton
health czar Director of the White House Office of Health Reform and Counselor to the President DeParle, Nancy-Ann[85] 2009–present Exec Order Barack Obama
health czar for the World Trade Center (WTC) Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September 11 attacks, World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, also served as Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Howard, John[86] 2006–2008 President Appointed George W. Bush
health IT czar National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services Brailer, David J.[87] 2004–2006 (New position), Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS George W. Bush
health IT czar National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services Blumenthal, Dr. David[88] 2009 - Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS Barack Obama
homeland security czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Ridge, Tom[89] 2001–2002 (New position), Exec Order, President appointed George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ridge, Tom[89] 2003–2004 (New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chertoff, Michael[90] 2005–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
homeless czar, homelessness czar Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Phil Mangano[91] 2002–2008 President appointed George W. Bush
housing czar Housing Expediter in the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion Wyatt, Wilson[92] 1945–1946 (New position), President appointed Harry Truman
Gulf Coast reconstruction czar, hurricane Katrina recovery czar Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort Powell, Donald E.[93] 2005–2008 President appointed George W. Bush
inflation czar, anti-inflation czar Special Trade Representative, Chief U.S. trade negotiator Strauss, Robert[94] 1978 President appointed Jimmy Carter
inflation czar Advisor to the President, Chairman Council on Wage and Price Stability Kahn, Alfred[95] 1977–1980 President appointed Jimmy Carter
information czar,infotech czar Chief Information Officer at the White House Kundra, Vivek[96] 2009–present (New position), created by statute, President appointed Barack Obama
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence Negroponte, John[97] 2005–2007 (New position), Congress mandated, President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence McConnell, John Michael[98] 2007–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence Blair, Dennis[99] 2009–2010 President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
Iran czar Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia (which includes Iran) Ross, Dennis[100] 2009–present President appointed Barack Obama
manpower czar Director, War Manpower Commission McNutt, Paul V.[101] 1942–1945 Exec order Franklin Roosevelt
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary for manufacturing and services, U.S. Commerce Department Frink, Albert[102] 2004–2007 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services Sutton, William G.[103] 2007–2008 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy Bloom, Ron[14] 2009–present President appointed Barack Obama
Middle East czar Special Envoy for Middle East Peace Mitchell, George[104] 2009–present Sec. of State appointed Barack Obama
mine safety czar Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Stickler, Richard[105] 2006–2008 Recess appointment—2 prior presidential nominations were rejected by the Senate George W. Bush
missile czar Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research and Development Gardner, Trevor[106] 1954–1956 Sec. of Defense appointed, Senate confirmed Dwight D. Eisenhower
mobilization czar, civilian economy czar Director, Office of Defense Mobilization Wilson, Charles E.[107] 1950–1952 (New position), Exec order Harry Truman
oil czar Petroleum Coordinator for National Defense, Secretary of the Interior Ickes, Harold L.[108] 1941–1946 President nominated, Senate confirmed as Secy of Interior Franklin Roosevelt
patronage czar Postmaster General Post Office Department, Cabinet level position Hannegan, Bob[109] 1945–1947 President nominated, Senate confirmed Harry Truman
performance czar United States Chief Performance Officer and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget Zients, Jeffrey[110] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
policy czar Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning Gerson, Michael[111] 2005–2006 President appointed George W. Bush
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Henderson, Leon[112] 1941–1942 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Brown, Prentiss Marsh[113] 1942–1943 President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Bowles, Chester[114] 1943–1946 President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
price czar Chairman of the Price Commission Grayson, C. Jackson, Jr.[115] 1971 (New position), President appointed Richard Nixon
production czar Director, War Production Board Nelson, Donald[116] 1942–1944 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
production czar Director, War Production Board Krug, Julius[117] 1944–1945 President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
public diplomacy czar Special advisor to the President, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Hughes, Karen[118] 2005–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
public diplomacy czar Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Glassman, James[119] 2008–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
reading czar President’s Advisor on Reading First Initiative, Member of the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education Lyon, G. Reid[120] 2001–2005 President appointed George W. Bush
reconversion czar Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion Snyder, John[121] 1945–1946 President appointed Harry Truman
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget Graham, John D.[122] 2001–2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget Dudley, Susan[123] 2006–2009 Recess appointment, nominee did not receive a Senate vote George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget Sunstein, Cass[124] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
rubber czar Rubber Director Jeffers, Bill[125] 1942–1943 (New position), Exec order, appointed by Chairman of War Production Board Franklin Roosevelt
savings & loan czar Director, Office of Thrift Supervision Ryan, T. Timothy, Jr.[126] 1990–1997 President nominated, Senate confirmed George H. W. Bush
science czar Science Advisor to the President, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Marburger, John[127] 2001 Oct–2009 Jan President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
science czar Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Holdren, John[128] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
shipping czar Administrator, War Shipping Administration Land, Emory S.[129] 1942–1946 Exec order Franklin Roosevelt
stimulus accountability, stimulus oversight Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board Devaney, Earl[130] 2009 (New position), created by statute, President appointed Barack Obama
technology czar, chief technology czar Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Assistant to the President Chopra, Aneesh[131] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
terrorism czar, counter-terrorism czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism, member of National Security Council, cabinet level position Clarke, Richard A.[132] 1998 May–2001 Jan President appointed Bill Clinton
terrorism czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism, cabinet level rank removed Clarke, Richard A.[133] 2001 Jan–Oct (Held over from prior administration) President Clinton appointed George W. Bush
terrorism czar, counterterrorism czar National Director for Combating Terrorism, Deputy National Security Advisor Downing, Wayne[134] 2001 Nov–2002 Jun (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
terrorism czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Brennan, John O.[135] 2009 President appointed Barack Obama
transportation czar Director, Office of Defense Transportation Eastman, Joseph Bartlett[136] 1941–1944 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
transportation czar Director, Office of Defense Transportation Johnson, J. Monroe[137] 1944–1949 President appointed Franklin Roosevelt
urban affairs czar Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy Carrion, Adolfo[138] 2009–present Exec Order, President appointed Barack Obama
war czar Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Lute, Douglas[139] 2007–present (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
war czar Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Lute, Douglas[139] 2007–present (Held over from prior administration) President Bush nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
weapons czar Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics(AT&L) Carter, Ashton[140] 2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
weapons of mass destruction czar,nonproliferationczar Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and Terrorism Samore, Gary[141] 2009–present President appointed Barack Obama
weatherization czar Program Manager, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Sperling, Gil[142] 2008–present Career incumbent, retained from George W. Bush administration George W. Bush,Barack Obama

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