Robert J. Faucher is the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. He was previously Director for the Office of Western European Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, starting in August 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, he has held positions as Director in the offices of UN Political Affairs (IO/UNP, 2015-17) and UN Specialized and Technical Agencies (IO/STA, 2013-15) in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Rob joined the Foreign Service in 1985 and has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Belgium, Ireland, Suriname and Luxembourg. His other overseas postings include the Netherlands, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, and the United Kingdom. His prior Washington service includes Deputy Office Director on the EU Desk, Special Assistant in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and Attorney Advisor for the Middle East and South Asia in the Legal Adviser’s Office.
Born in Landstuhl, Germany to an Air Force family, Rob grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and holds BA and JD/MBA degrees from Arizona State University, an LLM degree in EU Law from Edinburgh University, and an MS degree in National Security Studies from the National Defense University’s National War College. His foreign languages include Dutch and French.