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Biography of Greg Thome

Arrived Post: August 2012
Chargé d’Affaires Greg Thome [USEYde Photo]

Chargé d’Affaires Greg Thome [USEYde Photo]

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United States Embassy, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Gregory Thome joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1991.  He took up his duties as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on August 15, 2012.  From 2009 until the summer of 2012, Greg served as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat.  Prior to Morocco, he volunteered for a one-year tour in the Economic Section at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.  Greg was also Political Counselor in Helsinki, Finland from 2005 to 2008; Political/Economic Section Chief in Georgetown, Guyana from 1997 to 1999; Consular/Political officer in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 1995 to 1997; and Consular/Political-Military officer in Libreville, Gabon from 1992 to 1995.  He also served in Washington, DC from 1999 to 2005, first as Nicaragua Desk Officer then as Refugee Program Officer for West Africa. 

Greg began his overseas career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea-Bissau from 1988 to 1990.  He holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington DC.  He speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, Finnish and the Creole language of Guinea-Bissau.  Greg is married to Deborah Siegel, a biochemist and former Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, who currently teaches at the American School of Yaoundé.