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Deputy Chief of Mission

Jim McNaught

Jim McNaught is a career member of the Foreign Service. He assumed the duties of Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in April, 2014.  A native of Massachusetts, he joined the Foreign Service in 1993. 

Overseas, he has served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Special Operations Command, Europe (SOCEUR) and Marine Forces Europe and Africa (MARFOR) in Stuttgart, Germany and Deputy Principal Officer in Yekaterinburg, Russia.  He has also served on Provincial Reconstruction Team Gardez in Afghanistan, and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Haiti, and Australia.  His Washington assignments include the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.

Jim is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and he has also attended the College of Naval Command and Staff in Newport, RI. He speaks French, Russian, and Haitian Creole.