Thomas F. Daughton was nominated by President Obama to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia on July 31, 2013, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 17, 2014. Prior to his nomination, he was the Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, where he negotiated a variety of international agreements for the United States.
Prior to his assignment in Washington, Ambassador Daughton served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. He has also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Gabon and Algeria. His other overseas assignments include Jamaica, Morocco, Greece and Malaysia. In assignments in Washington earlier in his career, Ambassador Daughton served as staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and as the country desk officer for the Philippines.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Ambassador Daughton is the recipient of numerous awards from the State Department, including the Secretary’s Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs, as well as of the American Foreign Service Association’s Harriman and Sinclair awards.
Ambassador Daughton grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Amherst College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was an associate with the Sidley & Austin law firm in New York. He speaks French and Greek.
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