Officially In: Piper Campbell — from Iraq to Mongolia

On March 2, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Piper Campbell as the next Ambassador to Mongolia. The WH released the following brief bio:

Piper A. W. Campbell is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and has served as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq since July 2011.  Prior to her time in Iraq, Ms. Campbell was Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.  From 2006 to 2009, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S Embassy in Cambodia.  Other overseas posts have included Counselor for Humanitarian Affairs for the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland; Advisor to the USAID Mission Director in Croatia; Senior Advisor to the Head of Civilian Affairs for the United Nations Transitional Administration in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia; General Services Officer in Belgium; and General Services Officer and Consular Officer in the Philippines.  Domestically,  Ms. Campbell has served as an Advisor on Asian Issues for the U.S. Mission to the U.N.; Human Rights Officer in the Bureau of International Organizations; and a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center.

Ms. Campbell holds a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School.

Consul General Piper A. W. Campbell is congratulated by local community leaders and guests for her appointment of consul general during a ceremony held at the Basrah International Airport July 5, 2011. Photo by Spc. Brittany Gardner via

If confirmed, Ms. Campbell would succeed career diplomat, Jonathan Addleton, who was appointed chief of mission to Ulaanbaatar in 2009.  We have previously posted about Ms. Campbell here and here during the opening of the USCG in Basrah.


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