Acting Deputy Chief of Mission John Armiger

John assumed the duties of the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Zambia on October 30, 2021.

He is also the Chief of the Political and Economic Affairs Section where he leads a team promoting democratic and economic reforms, facilitating commercial cooperation, and conserving Zambia’s rich biodiversity.

Previous to this assignment, John served as the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, where he helped establish the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Partnership and corresponding Bilateral Strategic Dialogue.  He also served as a Political Officer in New Delhi, India and Port-au-Prince, Haiti as well as two assignments in the Department of State’s Executive Secretariat as a Watch Officer in the Operations Center and a Line Officer managing the Secretary of State’s foreign travel.

Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service, John was a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes, a consultant at the World Bank, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin.  A native of Maryland, he is a graduate of Hobart College, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and Georgetown University Law Center.  John and his wife, Martina, have twin boys and a well-traveled Labrador Retriever.