Biography

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Henry S. Ensher
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Term of Appointment: 01/2018 to present

Henry Ensher joined the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) on October 2, 2017.

Prior to joining SCA, Henry Ensher was a senior advisor in the Human Resources Career Development and Assignments office (HR/CDA).

Ensher’s other assignments include Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna; Ambassador of the United States to Algeria (2011-2014); Senior Civilian Representative-South at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan (2010-2011); Director of the Office of Afghanistan Affairs (2008-2010); Political Advisor at Central Command (2007-2008); Chair of Near East and North Africa Area Studies and Coordinator for Iraq and Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team training at the Foreign Service Institute (2006-2007); Deputy Political Counselor in Baghdad, Iraq (2004-2005); and Governance Coordinator in Qadisiyah Province, Iraq (2003-2004).

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.