REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Republic of Latvia
CANDIDATE: John Leslie Carwile
John Carwile, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the State Department since 2017 and was the Director of Mid-Level Career Development and Assignments prior to that. Mr. Carwile has twice served as Deputy Chief of Mission, first at the U.S. Embassy in Brunei and more recently at the U.S. Embassy in Nepal. He has also served as Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Italy, and Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq and the U.S Embassy in Canada. In the course of his 31 years of service, Mr. Carwile has worked in Europe, South Asia and East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Mr. Carwile is known for crisis management and mentoring. His leadership experience as a Deputy Ambassador, coupled with his broad global service and extensive experience in the field of career development, make him an excellent candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Latvia.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Carwile worked to advance the Northern Ireland Peace Process at the U.S. Consulate General in Belfast. He has also served as an Economics Officer in the Bureau of Economic Affairs in the Department of State, Washington DC and as an Economics Officer at the U.S. Embassies in Italy, Ecuador, and Malaysia. He was assigned as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Peru.
Mr. Carwile earned a B.A. from the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio and was awarded an M.A. from The School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. He is the recipient of numerous State Department Awards. He speaks Italian and Spanish.