May 17, 2022

His Wikipedia entry begins with this:

Derek Chollet is an American foreign policy advisor and author currently serving as the Counselor of the United States Department of State. Previously, Chollet was the Executive Vice President for security and defense policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. From 2012 to 2015, Chollet was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, where he managed U.S. defense policy involving Europe, NATO, the Middle East, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere….

Counselor of the US Department to visit Georgia

Counselor Derek Chollet will travel to Tbilisi, Georgia, from May 18 to 19 for consultations with Georgian partners about European security and democratic development.


He will meet with government, opposition, and civil society representatives for discussions on Russia’s continuing occupation of parts of Georgia, on the Kremlin’s brutal war against Ukraine, and on how to advance the people of Georgia’s aspirations for a democratic, peaceful, prosperous, and Euro-Atlantic future,” reads the statement of the US State Department.