Deputy Chief of Mission
March 2, 2012
Deputy Chief of Mission, TODD C. HOLMSTROM
Todd Holmstrom is the deputy chief of mission at Embassy N’Djamena. He previously served as the deputy director of the State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs. Prior to that assignment, Todd spent three years in Damascus where he served sequentially as economic counselor, chief of the political/economic section, and finally as acting DCM. His previous Washington service includes being a desk officer for Bangladesh as well a special assistant for South Asia to the Deputy Secretary of State. His other Foreign Service postings include the Arabic field school in Tunis, Ottawa, and Paramaribo. Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1995, Todd served in the U.S. Army and was deployed overseas to the Balkans, Somalia, the Sinai of Egypt, Honduras, and Germany. His foreign languages include Arabic, French, and Dutch. Todd has a BA in history from Northern Michigan University, and a MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College. Todd is married and has four children.