UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Republic of Guatemala
CANDIDATE:Tobin John Bradley
Tobin John Bradley, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Prior to that he served as INL’s Senior Advisor for Innovation, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, INL Director in Mexico City, and Consul General in Matamoros, Mexico. Prior assignments include Director for NATO and Western European Affairs at the National Security Council; Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London; Special Assistant for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs; and service at the U.S. Missions in Amman, USNATO, and the State Department Operations Center. Bradley also served as the Political Advisor for the Dhi Qar Province in Nasiriyah, Iraq and earned the National Service to America Medal for International Affairs for his work organizing local democratic elections. Bradley’s leadership and substantive background in Western Hemisphere Affairs, policy and foreign assistance program experience, and his previous regional assignments, coupled with twenty-five years of Foreign Service experience make him a well-qualified candidate for Ambassador to Guatemala.
Bradley is the recipient of numerous State Department performance awards, including six Senior Foreign Service Performance Awards and two Presidential Rank Award Nominations. A native of California, Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and a Master’s Degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. He speaks Arabic, French, and Spanish.