Virginia Palmer is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She arrived in Lilongwe on January 27, 2015 to assume her responsibilities as the U.S. Ambassador to Malawi. Prior to serving in Malawi, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Pretoria from 2011 to 2014, including extended service as Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. She served in similar capacities at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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