Sections and Offices

The Embassy in Rome and the Consulates General in Milan, Florence, and Naples host offices from the State Department and other U.S. Agencies. Learn more about their mission and operations:

American Battle Monuments Commission

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) is a small independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government responsible for commemorating the services of American Armed Forces where they have served since April 6, 1917 (the date of U.S. entry into World War I).
Learn more about the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Consular Section

The Consular Sections in the Embassy and Consulates General provide a variety of services to U.S., Italian, and third-country nationals:

Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear – keeping America safe.
Learn more about the Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services webpage.

Overseas Criminal Investigation Units

Overseas Criminal Investigations Units (OCIUs) target and disrupt terrorists, criminals, and transnational criminal organizations that attempt to exploit U.S. travel and identity documents, while providing investigative support to Regional Security Offices in furtherance of Diplomatic Security’s global investigative priorities.
Learn more about Overseas Criminal Investigation Units.

Economic Section

The Embassy’s Economic Section is responsible for monitoring and managing the full range of economic relations between the U.S. and Italy.
The section interacts with the Italian government on bilateral and international economic policy issues; reports on developments in the Italian economy; facilitates U.S. exports to, and investment in, Italy; and provides advocacy on behalf of U.S. business operating in Italy.
Learn more about the Economic Section.

Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Section

The Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) Section promotes and otherwise oversees cooperation between the United States and Italy in a wide range fields.
The ESTH Section is the point of contact for technical agencies of the U.S. government, as well as universities, associations, private companies, and non-government organizations working in ESTH fields and/or performing basic and applied research activities in the aforementioned areas. At the same time, the ESTH Section facilitates the work of these entities and their Italian counterparts. A biannual joint declaration on ESTH cooperation outlines the broad range of cooperative activities. Our staff issues country clearances for over 1000 visitors each year who are involved in scientific engagement.
Learn more about the Environment, Science, Technology and Health Section.

Foreign Agricultural Service

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). We provide information to buyers looking for U.S. agricultural genetics, bulk and processed commodities, food, and beverage products. We also gather market intelligence and offer market briefs to help U.S. firms better understand the local market. FAS offers some capacity building and other agricultural technical assistance programs, as well as provides technical expertise in international agricultural policy and trade discussions (i.e. food security, sustainability and climate change).
Learn more about the Foreign Agricultural Service.

Marine Security Guard Detachment

The mission of Marine Security Guards is to provide protection to mission personnel and prevent the compromise of national security information and equipment at designated diplomatic and consular facilities. Marine Security Guards will be prepared to execute plans for the protection of the mission and its personnel as directed by the Chief of Mission or Principal Officer through the Regional Security Officer. The Marine Corps homepage is at:

Office of the Defense Attaché

The Office of the Defense Attaché (DAO) develops military-to-military relationships with the Italian Armed Forces, provides advice on military matters to the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Italy, and represents the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. military services in the Republic of Italy.
The DAO also assists the Armed Forces of the Republic of Italy with bilateral programs to help modernize systems and improve interoperability with NATO.
Learn more about the Office of the Defense Attaché.

Office of Defense Cooperation

The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) Italy is subordinate to Headquarters European Command and is an integral part of the American Embassy Rome.
We are a joint, multi-service organization that fosters U.S. government and industry participation in Italian defense initiatives and facilitates U.S. military activities based in the country of Italy.
Learn more about the Office of Defense Cooperation.

Office of Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources provides recruitment services to three U.S. Missions in Italy: the American Embassy in Rome, with the Consulates General in Milan, Florence and Naples; the American Embassy to the Holy See; and the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture (U.S.U.N.) in Rome.
Learn more about the Office of Human Resources.

Office of Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Section handles all aspects of press and cultural relations for the United States Embassy in Rome, and for the U.S. consulates in Milan, Florence, and Naples.
The Public Affairs Section works to strengthen and develop U.S.-Italian relations by:

  • Enunciating and explaining U.S. policies, while presenting American society in all its complexity so that others can gain a better comprehension of the United States.
  • Creating, promoting and administering educational and cultural exchange programs which improve relations and increase understanding between the people of Italy and the United States.

Learn more about the Office of Public Affairs.

Political Section

The Political Section is responsible for political relations between the United States and the Italian Republic. It analyzes Italian domestic and foreign affairs and advocates U.S. Government policies with Italian officials, parliamentarians, politicians, academic institutions/think tanks, civil society leaders, and foreign diplomats.
Learn more about the Political Section.

Regional Security Office

The Regional Security Office (RSO) in Rome is an extension of the Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) and serves as the lead Law Enforcement Office for the United States Mission to Italy. Domestically DS has protective responsibility for the Secretary of State, Foreign Ministers and other designated individuals; investigates threats against these protectees; protects the Department’s Harry S. Truman Building and other Annexes; works in conjunction with the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division to protect Foreign Missions; and plans and implements security designs for designated Major International or Domestic Events in which there is an visible American presence (Olympics, World Cup, Pan American Games).
Learn more about the Regional Security Office.

U.S. Commercial Service Italy

The U.S. Commercial Service Italy (CS Italy) is the export promotion branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The mission of CS Italy is to promote U.S. exports of products and services and support U.S. business interests in Italy. CS Italy is located in the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulate General Milan. CS Italy’s Commercial Specialists provide U.S. businesses with market intelligence, access to trade promotion opportunities, matchmaking with Italian agents and partners, advocacy and the facilitation of trade dispute resolution. The homepage for the U.S. Commercial Service Italy (CS Italy) is located at:

U.S. Sending State Office

The United States Sending State Office (USSSO) for Italy is the US Department of Defense (DoD) diplomatic-legal office responsible for supervising the administration of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) in Italy. While the USSSO performs as the legal advisor to the U.S. Defense Attachè, the Office of Defense Cooperation, and the US Embassy Country Team, the Office is primarily the legal representative in Italy for the U.S. European Command (EUCOM). The USSSO also coordinates and advocates U.S. Forces’ positions on numerous SOFA and non-SOFA issues to the Italian Government and its military, the U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the Ambassador’s Country Team.
Learn more about the U.S. Sending State Office.