Millard Elisabeth I. - Republic of Tajikistan - Jul7 2015



SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence -- Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST: Republic of Tajikistan

CANDIDATE: Elisabeth I. Millard

Elisabeth I. Millard, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State, a position she has held since 2013. Having served twice as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), and at the National Security Council, she has years of substantive knowledge and experience in South and Central Asia. Her outstanding management and interagency coordination skills also make her very well-qualified to serve as our Ambassador to Tajikistan.

Previously, Ms. Millard served as DCM, U.S. Embassy Astana, Kazakhstan (2011-2013), Principal Officer, U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco (2008-2011), and Senior Director for South and Central Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (2006-2008). Prior to that, she served as DCM at U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal (2004-2006), as Director for South and Central Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (2002-2004), and as Political Officer, U.S. Embassy New Delhi, India (2000-2002). Ms. Millard also served as a Desk Officer in the Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (1998-2000), and as Watch Officer in the Executive Secretariat (1997-1998). She also served as Consular Officer and Political/Economic Officer at U.S. Embassy Copenhagen (1995-1997), and as Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy in Prague (1993-1995). Before joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Millard worked as a Project Coordinator for Delphi International, as a Project Specialist for USAID in New Delhi, and as a Banking Associate for Continental Illinois national Bank and Trust Company in Manama, Bahrain.

MS. Millard earned a B.S. in 1978 from the London School of Economics and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 1981. She has earned numerous Department of State performance awards. Her languages are French, Swedish, Danish and Russian.