William Brownfield Biography
William Brownfield is an American Career Ambassador in the United States Foreign Service and the former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs born in 1952 in Texas, United States. He has also served as U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Venezuela, and Colombia.
William Brownfield Age
William Brownfield was born in 1952.
William Brownfield Family
William Brownfield family is not mentioned in his record.
William Brownfield Wife
Brownfield married Kristie Kenney who is a former senior U.S. diplomat who served as the 32nd Counselor of the United States Department of State from 2016 to 2017.
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William Brownfield Education
William Brownfield graduated from St. Andrew’s School in 1970, he attended many schools of higher learning like National War College, Cornell University, University of Texas School of Law, and The Texas University at Austin.
William Brownfield Ambassador
William Brownfield was appointed United States Ambassador to Colombia and he arrived in Colombia on August 31st, 2007, and was accredited by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe on September 12, 2007. Peter Micheal Mc kinely was confirmed as the new ambassador to Colombia on August 3, 2010. His first assignment was joined in the Foreign Service in 1979 in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He had another overseas post which include serving as a Counselor for Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, and assignments in Argentina and El Salvador. He was temporarily assigned as Political Adviser to the Commander-in-Chief, of U.S. in Southern Command in Panama from 1989-1990. His assignments in Washington include Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere (WHA), Director for Policy in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Executive Assistant in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs.
William Brownfield Venezuela
William Brownfield was provoked in a national television speech by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for provoking the Venezuelan people. He was also threatened with expulsion by President Chavez on January 25, 2007. Hugo Chavez responded to Brown’s Field comments on the planned nationalization of several Venezuelan companies in which US companies are minority shareholders.
William Brownfield International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
William Brownfield served as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on January 10, 2011. He later announced his retirement at the end of September. He received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award and he was a three-time recipient of the Presidential Performance Award.
William Brownfield State Department
Ambassador Brownfield was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) on January 10, 2011. As Assistant Secretary for INL, he is responsible for State Department programs combating illicit drugs and organized crime, as well as support for law enforcement and rule of law. INL currently manages a portfolio of more than $4 billion in more than 80 countries administered by 5000 employees and contractors. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Brownfield served as U.S. Ambassador to Colombia from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela (2004-07) and U.S. Ambassador to Chile (2002-04). He has also served overseas in Venezuela, El Salvador, Argentina, Switzerland, and Panama as a temporary Political Adviser to the U.S. Southern Command.
In Washington, his jobs have included Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Director for Policy and Coordination in INL, Executive Assistant to the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Member of the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Ambassador Brownfield holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service. He has received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award and the Presidential Performance Award three times. Ambassador Brownfield is a graduate of Cornell University (1974) and the National War College (1993). He attended the University of Texas School of Law (1976-78). He speaks Spanish and French. He is a native of the State of Texas.
William Brownfield Net worth
William Brownfield has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million.