New deputy chief of mission at US embassy in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 12
William R. Gill starts his activity as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at US Embassy in Baku.DCM Gill is a career member of the Foreign Service and joined the Department of State in 1995. Most recently, he served as a Career Development Officer in the Bureau of Human Resources in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he was Acting Director and Deputy Director of Western European Affairs from 2011-2013. Earlier, he served as US Consul in Milan, Italy, from 2007 to 2011, and as US Consul in Beirut, Lebanon, from 2005 to 2007, when he coordinated the evacuation of 15,000 Americans during the July-August 2006 war. His other overseas postings include India and Morocco.
Mr. Gill holds a degree in History from The College of William and Mary. He is a native of Virginia, and his foreign languages are French, Azerbaijani, Italian, and Arabic.