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SUBJECT:            Ambassadorial Nomination:  Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST:                  Kingdom of Eswatini

CANDIDATE:     Jeanne Marie Maloney

Jeanne Maloney, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as the Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Army Africa in Vicenza, Italy.  Previously, she was the Director of the Office of Security Affairs in the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs.  Ms. Maloney has served in a broad range of leadership positions over the course of her 26-year career, developing experience in negotiations, policy coordination and implementation, and program management.  Her knowledge of issues affecting the African region, demonstrated record of leadership, and success working with interagency and foreign partners make her well-qualified to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Earlier assignments in the Department include service as Career Development Officer, Bureau of Human Resources; Director of the Office of Terrorist Screening and Interdiction, the Bureau of Counterterrorism; and Deputy Political-Military Counselor, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq.  Before that, she was Director of the Office of Fraud Prevention Programs, Bureau of Consular Affairs; Senior Advisor, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Angola Desk Officer, Bureau of African Affairs; and Consul, U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil.  She also served as Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal; Desk Officer for Portugal and the Vatican; Watch Officer, Operations Center; and Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Kuwait.

Ms. Maloney earned her B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and her M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa.   Her foreign languages include Portuguese, Spanish, and basic Arabic.  Ms. Maloney has won numerous State Department performance awards.

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