By Andrew Irumba
The President of the United States of America Donald Trump has appointed His Excellency Ms Natalie Brown as the USA Ambassador to Uganda and Chief of Mission.
Ms Brown, who has been the US ambassador to Eritrea, is to replace HE ambassador Deborah Malac, the outgoing Chief of Mission, who tenure ended last month, although she is slated to leave Uganda in February 2020.
Ambassador Brown graduated from George Town University in Washington DC. She has been a foreign service officer and Diplomat throughout her life. A longtime distinguished military officer, Ms Brown is decorated by the USA Marine Corp Command.
She served in Jordan, Kuwait, Mali,Tunisia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, etc .She operated as a Counter Insurgence Reconnaissance Officer at the USA Foreign Service department in Washington DC, working closely with the Head of counter Insurgencies at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and working closely with the Director of Global Reconnaissance at the Pentagon.
She previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Mission to the UN agencies in Rome, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia. Other overseas assignments include service as Economic Counselor in Amman, Jordan; Political Chief in Kuwait City, Kuwait; language student at the Foreign Service Institute’s Arabic Field School in Tunis, Tunisia; Political/Economic/Consular Officer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and General Services Officer in Conakry, Guinea.
Domestically, Ms. Brown has twice served in the Operations Center and was one of the Senior Watch Officers on duty on September 11, 2001; was the Desk Officer for Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger; and worked on international justice and non-proliferation issues in the Office of UN Political Affairs. She is also recipient of several U.S. Department of State awards.
Ms. Brown was a member of 2007-2008 fellows class of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation and an alumna of the International Career Advancement Program of the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver.
She is from Omaha, Nebraska, and resides in Arlington, Virginia. Her two dogs, Cashmere, from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Virginia, and Riko, adopted in Kuwait, travel with her.