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: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
CANDIDATE: Elizabeth Moore Aubin
Elizabeth Moore Aubin, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Among other senior leadership roles held by Ms. Aubin during her three decades of service are Executive Director of the Joint Executive Office of the Bureaus of Near Eastern Affairs and South and Central Asian Affairs; Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy, Ottawa Canada; Executive Director of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria. Her demonstrated leadership skills coupled with her extensive knowledge of and experience in addressing the State Department’s operational and management challenges will be critical to success in Algiers. Those attributes, when combined with her previous service in Algeria and the policy expertise gained from working across four different geographic regions during her career, make her an excellent candidate to be U.S. Ambassador to Algeria.
Ms. Aubin’s other positions include Director of Human Resources of the Joint Executive Office of the Bureaus of Near Eastern Affairs and South and Central Asian Affairs; Management Counselor of the U.S. Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel; and as the Management Officer for the U.S. Mission to NATO. In addition, she was a Special Assistant in the Executive Secretariat, Office of the Secretary of State; a Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center; a General Services Officer at U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong; an Economic Officer at U.S. Embassy Rome; and a Consular officer at U.S. Consulate General Curacao.
Ms. Aubin earned her B.A. degree from Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, New York in 1987 and did graduate work at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, Syracuse, New York. She is the recipient of numerous State Department awards including multiple performance awards for her work in the Senior Foreign Service. Her foreign languages are French and Italian.