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Deputy Chief of Mission

Biography of Greg Thome

Arrived Post: August 2012
Deputy Chief of Mission Greg Thome [USEYde Photo]

Deputy Chief of Mission Greg Thome [USEYde Photo]

Deputy Chief of Mission
United States Embassy, Yaoundé, Cameroon

 

Gregory Thome is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America.  He took up his current duties as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon, on August 15, 2012, serving also as Chargé d’affaires, a.i. from October 2013 to August 2014.  From 2009 to 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.  He was 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.  From 2003 to 2004, he was detailed to the Defense Intellegence Agency.  He joined the State Department in 1991.
Greg began his overseas career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea-Bissau from 1988 to 1990.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s Degree 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 Yaounde.  

Gregory Thome is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America.  He took up his current duties as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon, on August 15, 2012, serving also as Chargé d’affaires, a.i. from October 2013 to August 2014.  From 2009 to 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.  He was 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.  From 2003 to 2004, he was detailed to the Defense Intellegence Agency.  He joined the State Department in 1991.

Greg began his overseas career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea-Bissau from 1988 to 1990.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s Degree 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 Yaounde.