Marciel, Scot Alan - Union of Burma - October 2015
REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence -- Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Union of Burma
CANDIDATE: Scot Alan Marciel
Scot Alan Marciel, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, a position he has held since 2013. He is very well-versed in the topics and challenges of Southeast Asia, with a deep understanding of the full range of issues affecting our relationship with Burma. His work on interagency teams has forged increased engagement and cooperation with numerous government agencies, civil society, and the private sector. A former Chief of Mission in Jakarta from 2010 to 2013, Mr. Marciel has the broad policy and executive experience needed to lead Embassy Rangoon.
Previously, Mr. Marciel served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia (2010-2013). Prior to that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs (2007-2010), Office Director for Maritime Southeast Asia (2006-2007), and Office Director for Mainland Southeast Asia (2005-2006). He also served as Office Director, Office of Southern European Affairs (2004-2005), Economic Counselor at U.S. Embassy Ankara (2001- 2004), and as Deputy Director in the Office of Monetary Affairs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (1999-2001). Mr. Marciel also served as Economic Officer at U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong (1996-1999) and as Political-Economic Chief at the U.S. Liaison Office and U.S. Embassy in Hanoi (1993-1996). His other assignments with DOS include service as Desk Officer in the Office of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodian Affairs, Economic Officer in Sao Paulo, and Consular Officer in Manila.
Mr. Marciel earned an A.A. from Ohlone College, Fremont, CA in 1978, a B.A. from the University of California (Davis) in 1981, and a M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1983. He has won numerous Department of State awards. His languages are Indonesian, Vietnamese and Portuguese.