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How to Address the Chief of Staff to the POTUS
The Chief of Staff to the President of the United States (POTUS), as well as certain assistants, counselors, and personal representatives to the POTUS are addressed as ‘the Honorable’. Chief of Staff POTUS
There is no official list published of who is and who is not ‘the Honorable‘. (And let me tell you I have looked.) Precedence-wise the Chief of Staff is on the level of the Cabinet. Not far below in precedence are the Assistants to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff (e.g. for Planning and Implementation, Policy Coordination, Operations and Communications), Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Spouse of the President, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President, and the Assistants to the President. I don’t believe these are addressed as the Honorable but wish I had confirmation.
—Chief of Staff and others addressed as the Honorable:
—-—-Official envelope or address block on letter or email:
—-—-—-The Honorable (Full Name)
—-Everyone else in the West Wing is addressed as:
—-For all in a salutation or conversation:
Chief of Staff is not used as an honorific with a name. Chiefs of Staff to a governor (state) are not necessarily the Honorable, but the Chief of Staff to the POTUS always is.
– Robert Hickey How to Address the Chief of Staff of the POTUS How to Address White House Staff