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Chief of Mission Mr. John Caulfield (Embassy photo)

Chief of Mission Mr. John Caulfield

Mr. John Caulfield is the Chief of Mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba.  Prior to assuming his position in September 2011, Mr. Caulfield served as Chargé d’ Affaires at the American Embassy in Caracas since July 2010.  Prior to Caracas Mr. Caulfield was Consul General at the American Embassy in London. From 2002 to 2005 he was Deputy Chief of Mission at American Embassy Lima, Peru.

In a career that spans more than 30 years Mr. Caulfield has held a series of positions dealing with Latin America or Consular Affairs. He served as American Consul General at Manila, Philippines, and Consul at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He has also directed the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs. Earlier in his career he held assignments in the Department of State as Country Officer for Argentina and later Brazil, and served overseas in Colombia, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Brazil.

Mr. Caulfield is from New Jersey and graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies. He is accompanied by his wife Nancy.

September 2011