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: Representative of the United States to the Vienna Office of the United
Nations and Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the Rank of Ambassador
CANDIDATE: Jackie Wolcott
Jackie Wolcott has held numerous senior U.S. government executive positons over her long career. She currently serves as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in Washington, D.C., a position she has held since 2016. She was Executive Director of USCIRF (2010-2015). Prior to joining USCIRF, Ms. Wolcott served as Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation in the Department of State (2008-2009) and as Alternate Representative of the United States for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador (2006-2008). She was U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and Special Representative of the President of the United States for the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons, with Rank of Ambassador based in Geneva, Switzerland (2003-2006) and also served as Alternate Representative to the Board of Governors and General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria (2004-2005), where she worked on issues relating to Iran’s and North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs. Ms. Wolcott’s outstanding international leadership, management of U.S. government missions to international organizations, deep knowledge of critical global issues and previous Ambassadorial experience make her an outstanding candidate for Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Previously, Ms. Wolcott served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs for more than five years. She worked in the Senate and House for nine years, and held several additional positions relating to national security affairs, including Associate Director for National Security in the Office of Presidential Personnel; White House Liaison for the Department of State; and Special Assistant for Congressional Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs in the Department of State.
Ms. Wolcott earned a B.A. at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.