President George W. Bush today announced that he has named Juan Carlos Zarate Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. Mr. Zarate currently serves as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes.
Prior to working at the Department of Treasury, Mr. Zarate served as a prosecutor in the Department of Justice Terrorism and Violent Crime Section, where he worked on terrorism cases, such as the USS Cole investigation. Mr. Zarate previously worked as a federal law clerk for Chief Judge Judith Keep in the Southern District of California. Mr. Zarate received his bachelor's degree and J.D. from Harvard University.
George W. Bush, Personnel Announcement Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/282611