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Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements: Thomas F. Daughton

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Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Thomas F. Daughton, a member of the Senior Foreign Service, assumed the position of Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in July 2011. His primary responsibilities are to negotiate status of forces and base access agreements for the deployment of United States forces abroad, as well to negotiate burden-sharing and transit agreements and with allies and partners.

Mr. Daughton has been a member of the U. S. Foreign Service since 1989. His overseas assignments have included Kingston, Jamaica (vice consul, 1989-91); Rabat, Morocco (political officer, 1991-93); and Thessaloniki, Greece (consul, 1997-2000). From 1993 to 1997, he served in positions at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., including as country desk officer for the Philippines. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Daughton was Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. (2001-2002) in Libreville, Gabon. That assignment was followed by a posting as Counselor for Political Affairs at the American Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Daughton served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria. In August 2009, he began an assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission in Beirut, Lebanon.

A native of Arizona, Mr. Daughton is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was an associate at the New York office of the Sidley & Austin law firm.

Mr. Daughton is a recipient of numerous Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards from the U.S. Department of State, as well as of the W. Averell Harriman and Matilda Sinclair Awards from the American Foreign Service Association. He speaks French and Greek.

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