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Ambassador Tobin Bradley
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February 2, 2024

Ambassador Tobin Bradley

Tobin Bradley arrived as U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala in February 2024. Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) from 2020 to 2024, overseeing the Africa and Middle East and Knowledge Management offices, and serving as the INL Senior Advisor for Innovation.

Prior assignments include: INL Director, INL Deputy Director for Policy and Program Development, and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City; Consul General in Matamoros, Mexico; Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London; Director for NATO and Western European Affairs at the White House National Security Council for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama; Special Assistant for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs; and rotations at the U.S. Missions in Amman, USNATO, and the State Department Operations Center on 9/11 and its aftermath. From 2003-2004, he served as the Political Advisor for the Dhi Qar Province in Nasiriyah, Iraq. Mr. Bradley earned the National Service to America Medal for International Affairs for his contributions in establishing a new electoral system in Iraq.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Bradley worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., studied in Cameroon, and worked as a Senate staffer on Capitol Hill. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. Mr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He speaks Spanish, French, and Arabic.