Christopher Del Corso, a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor has assumed his current position as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at U.S. Embassy Seoul on July 16, 2021. Prior to this posting, Mr. Del Corso served in Washington, DC as the Executive Director for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and before that, he was the Minister Counselor for Management Affairs and acting Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Seoul.
Mr. Del Corso succeeds SFSO Rob Rapson who was Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at U.S. Embassy Seoul since January 20, 2021 (Rapson is retiring after over three decades in the Foreign Service). Immediately prior to being A/CDA, Mr. Rapson served as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Seoul, 2018-2021 and was Political Minister Counselor and acting Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Tokyo, 2015-2018.
Also on July 16, Seoul’s Consul General Linda E. Daetwyler was designated as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission.
Productive afternoon at KINTEX for the Seoul Food & Hotel Show 2021 sponsored by KOTRA and Informa Markets. Amazing to see all the great U.S. products and discuss our growing U.S.-ROK economic partnership with exhibitors. pic.twitter.com/APssfy7qt3
— Chargé d’Affaires Chris Del Corso (@USAmbROK) July 28, 2021
안녕하세요! I'm excited to take over this account as Chargé d'Affaires. My wife Caroline and I send our gratitude to Rob and Young for their three years in Seoul. I regard Korea as my 2nd home, so it's great to return and work to strengthen the Alliance & growing 🇺🇸🇰🇷 partnership
— Chargé d’Affaires Chris Del Corso (@USAmbROK) July 16, 2021
Farewell Seoul – It’s been a great 36-year run for US-ROK relationship with more to come! Proud to have been a part of it, especially the last 6 months as CDA. Friday, I return to DC and will turn over the Chargé & this account to DCM Del Corso. So… 감사합니다. 안녕히 계십시오! pic.twitter.com/6gRX11p1HM
— Chargé d’Affaires Chris Del Corso (@USAmbROK) July 15, 2021
“We matter to each other, and in the most important and significant ways.” Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Rapson gave congratulatory remarks at @asaninst’s “Korea Matters for America | America Matters for Korea” launch event. pic.twitter.com/VKh6QAECsa
— U.S. Embassy Seoul (@USEmbassySeoul) August 27, 2018