Marcia Bernicat

Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat (born 1953) is an American diplomat who is the current Director General of the Foreign Service. She is a former United States Ambassador to Bangladesh. She served as Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau from 2008 to 2011. From January 1, 2019, to April 3, 2020, she was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the Department of State.[3]

Marcia Bernicat
Director General of the Foreign Service
Assumed office
June 6, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byCarol Z. Perez
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs[1]
In office
August 6, 2021  September 28, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJonathan M. Moore
Succeeded byMonica Medina
Acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment[1]
In office
January 20, 2021  August 5, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byKeith J. Krach
Succeeded byJose W. Fernandez
United States Ambassador to Bangladesh
In office
February 4, 2015  November 2, 2018[2]
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byDan Mozena
Succeeded byEarl R. Miller
United States Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau
In office
August 6, 2008  June 2011
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byJanice L. Jacobs
Succeeded byLewis Lukens
Personal details
Born1953 (age 6970)
SpouseOlivier Bernicat
Alma materLafayette College
Georgetown University

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