Acting Deputy Chief of Mission
Liam Wasley currently serves as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States’ Embassy in Paris. He previously served as Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs in Paris from August 2020.
Prior to his arrival in Paris, he served first as Minister Counselor for Political Military Affairs and then as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, coordinating U.S. military assistance in the fight against the Islamic State.
A career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, from 2015-2018 he served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia, focused on enhancing Slovak defense capabilities and strengthening European energy security.
In Washington, he headed the State Department’s office overseeing U.S. relations with the European Union, and previously as Deputy Director for NATO affairs. Overseas assignments include Afghanistan, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, and Sudan.
Mr. Wasley is a 2012 graduate from the National War College in Washington, DC. He also holds degrees from Brown University in Rhode Island and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC. He is married and has a very large dog.