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Deputy Chief of Mission Sarah Nelson

DCM Sarah A. Nelson

DCM Sarah A. Nelson

Sarah A. Nelson arrived at the Embassy in Majuro in August 2015 to assume the position of Deputy Chief of Mission. 

Ms. Nelson has worked for the U.S. Department of State for over 24 years, serving in Washington, DC and at five embassies/consulates overseas. Most recently Ms. Nelson was in the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Consular Systems and Technology as the Branch Chief for Training.

Ms. Nelson’s overseas assignments include China, India, Jordan, Papua New Guinea and Canada. Domestically she has served in multiple Bureaus including the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA), Diplomatic Security and the Foreign Service Institute.  While working in CA’s Fraud Prevention Programs Office, Ms. Nelson was selected to represent the Department of State on a one-year detail to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office Fraud Detection and National Security where she worked to establish information-sharing agreements between the two agencies.

Ms. Nelson is from Illinois but she considers Virginia her home. She joined the Department of State in 1991 and has a BS in Business Management.