Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Kami A. Witmer

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.