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Scott DeLisi


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U.S. Ambassador to Uganda
Term of Appointment: 07/18/2012 to present
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Scott DeLisi was sworn in on July 18, 2012 as the next Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda.  Ambassador DeLisi was nominated by President Obama on January 24, 2012 and confirmed on May 24, 2012 by Congress. 

Scott H. DeLisi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service who, during his 30 years as a diplomat, has served as Ambassador to the State of Eritrea and as Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana.  Most recently, Ambassador DeLisi served as the Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, from March 2010 to July 2012.  Ambassador DeLisi was the Director of Career Development and Assignments in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources where he played a key role in our efforts to staff our embassies, including our Missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, with well-qualified career volunteers. Previously, as the Director for Entry-Level Programs, Ambassador DeLisi helped shape our newest generation of Foreign Service officers. Among his other domestic assignments he has served as Director for Southern African Affairs, and overseas he has had postings in India, Madagascar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Ambassador DeLisi has been the recipient of a Presidential Rank Award, the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence, the DIA Director’s Award, four Superior Honor and two Meritorious Honor Awards. His foreign languages include French and Urdu. Ambassador DeLisi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, and is an alumnus of the Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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