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Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda

Scott DeLisi

Term of Appointment: 07/18/2012 to present

Scott DeLisi was sworn in on July 18, 2012 as the Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda.  He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with 33 years of service as a diplomat.  He served as Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, from March 2010 to July 2012, and previously as Ambassador to the State of Eritrea and as Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana.  Ambassador DeLisi has also served as the Director of Career Development and Assignments in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and as the Director for Entry-Level Programs in the same bureau.  Among his other domestic assignments he has served as Director for Southern African Affairs, and also in the Bureau of Intelligence & Research, and the Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs. Overseas, he has had postings in India, Madagascar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Ambassador DeLisi has been the recipient of two Presidential Rank Awards, the Charles E. Cobb Award for Initiative and Success in Trade Development, the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence, the DIA Director’s Award, four Superior Honor and two Meritorious Honor Awards.  His foreign languages include French and Urdu.  Ambassador DeLisi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, and is an alumnus of the Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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