Biography

Gonzalo Gallegos
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Term of Appointment: 02/09/2015 to present

Gonzalo Gallegos, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy for the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. He served most recently as the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica. Previously, he was the Director of the Office of Central American Affairs, the Director of the Foreign Policy Advisor and State-Defense Exchange Programs Office in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, the Director of Caribbean Affairs, was seconded to the Organization of American States as the Secretary for the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and the Director of the State Department’s Office of Press Relations.
 
Gallegos has also served as Spokesman and Public Affairs Advisor for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, and at the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He served in the Department’s Bureau of European Affairs, and has been assigned to postings in Nicaragua, Colombia, and Costa Rica.
He has a Dual B.S. in Political Science and Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University, and a Master’s of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.