Officially In: William Brownfield to State/ International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL)

William BrownfieldImage via WikipediaOn September 22, President Obama announced his intent to nominate William R. Brownfield to be the State Depatment’s Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The WH released the following brief bio:

William R. Brownfield is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He has served as Ambassador to Colombia, Venezuela and Chile.  In Washington, Mr. Brownfield’s assignments have included Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Executive Assistant in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He has also served overseas in El Salvador, Argentina, Panama, and Switzerland.

A native of Texas, Mr. Brownfield received his B.A. from Cornell University, graduated from the National War College.

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Three-times ambassador, Bill Brownfield is, of course, the other half of soon to be three-times ambassador Kristie Kenney (bound for Bangkok as soon as she receives Senate confirmation).   

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