Martin “Marty” Dale, a career member of the Foreign Service, is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Republic of Zambia. Mostly recently, he was Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Mission to Somalia.
In Washington, he has served as a Senior Congressional Advisor, Legislative Affairs Bureau covering the NEA and CT Bureaus; and Civil Response Corps Active Officer, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (previously the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization), where he deployed to Juba, South Sudan for four months.
His overseas assignments include: Political and Economic Counselor, U.S. Mission to Somalia; Deputy Political and Economic Chief, U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland; Political Officer/Deputy Team Leader, Maysan Provincial Reconstruction Team, Amarah, Iraq; Political Officer, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq; Political/Economic/ Commercial/Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone; Political Officer, U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Economic and Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana.
Prior to the Foreign Service, Mr. Dale worked at an education consulting firm in Washington, D.C. and in academia.
He holds a dual master’s degree in Political Science and German from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and double majored in Political Science and German at Simpson College in Iowa. He speaks German. Marty and his wife Toni have one daughter, Kamryn.