Bryan David Hunt's term ended on October 11, 2021.
Bryan David Hunt assumed duties as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Africa and the Sudans on January 12, 2021. Prior to this, he served as Office Director for South Sudan and Sudan in the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs from August 2019 to January 2021. Mr. Hunt has also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique from August 2016 to July 2019; Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana from August 2013 to July 2016, where in addition to bilateral responsibilities he was accredited to the Caribbean Community; and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from July 2011 to July 2013, handling bilateral relations with the countries of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, Mr. Hunt’s previous overseas assignments include Counselor for Political Affairs at the American Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan (July 2009 – October 2010); Principal Officer at the American Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan (July 2006 – July 2009); Political Officer at the American Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan (August 2004 – July 2006); Political Officer at the American Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique (August 2000 – August 2002); Consular and Commercial Officer at the American Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana (September 1998 – August 2000); and Political, Economic, and Consular Officer at the American Embassy in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (September 1996 – June 1998).
Mr. Hunt’s additional domestic assignments include as Deputy Director for Regional and Security Affairs in the State Department’s Africa Bureau (October 2010 to July 2011) and as Desk Officer for Angola in the State Department’s Africa Bureau (September 2002 – August 2004).
A native of Newport News, Virginia, Mr. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the American University School of International Service. He was doing graduate work in international development at the Elliot School of Foreign Affairs at George Washington University at the time when he joined the Foreign Service. Mr. Hunt speaks Portuguese, as well as limited German and Urdu. He has received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, Meritorious Honor Award, and Franklin Award and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Meritorious Public Service Award.