Kami A. Witmer is the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, where she served from August 2018-January 2020 as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs.
Prior to her assignment in Brussels, Ms. Witmer, a career member of the senior Foreign Service, served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. In Afghanistan (2012-2014), where she served as the Deputy Political-Military Affairs Counselor, she worked closely with U.S. interagency colleagues and Afghan counterparts to negotiate the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA). She also served as Deputy Political-Military Affairs Counselor in Ankara, Turkey (2009-2012), as well as Chief of the Economic Section and Commercial Attaché in Colombo, Sri Lanka (2007-2009). Other overseas assignments included Political Officer in The Hague, Netherlands (2002-2004) and Vice Consul in Paramaribo, Suriname (2000-2002). In Washington, Ms. Witmer worked both in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs’ Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs.
Ms. Witmer holds a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University’s National War College and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from George Mason University. She speaks Dutch and some Russian.