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Scot Marciel began his term as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in August 2013, after serving for three years as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia. Mr. Marciel previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, East Asia and Pacific Bureau, responsible for relations with Southeast Asia, and as Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs.
Mr. Marciel, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, joined the State Department in 1985. His assignments included Director of the Department’s Office of Maritime Southeast Asia, Director of the Office of Mainland Southeast Asia, and Director of the Office of Southeastern Europe.
Mr. Marciel also has served in Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Brazil and Turkey, as well as in the Economic Bureau’s Office of Monetary Affairs.
Mr. Marciel grew up in Fremont, California. He is a graduate of the University of California at Davis and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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