Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell

Troy Fitrell is headed overseas this summer to be Deputy Chief of Mission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  He recently served as a Pearson Fellow with the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as Deputy Director for Southern African Affairs, the Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius, and as Deputy Director for International Security Operations in the Political-Military Affairs Bureau, which is the primary point of contact between the Departments of State and Defense.

Mr. Fitrell also previously served overseas as the Political Chief in Lisbon, Portugal, the Labor Attaché in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the Economic and Commercial Chief in Lusaka, Zambia, the Political-Military Officer in Accra, Ghana, and as a Political and Consular Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Although he calls the Washington, DC area home, Mr. Fitrell lived in four states and two foreign countries before joining the State Department.  He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his tandem spouse and two children.