Ambassador Robert Scott, U.S. Department of State

Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement

Ambassador Robert Scott assumed duties as the Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, United States Africa Command, in July 2023. Robert Scott, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, currently serves as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs covering Peace and Security Affairs and Public Diplomacy/Public Affairs. He was previously the Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Malawi from 2019-21. He has also served as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary covering West Africa and Economic and Regional Affairs. Previously he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Zimbabwe and Tanzania, and as the Deputy Office Director for West African Affairs. Other overseas tours include Ukraine, Germany, France, Ghana, and domestic assignments working on climate change and European security issues.

Mr. Scott joined the Foreign Service in 1994. He received a B.A. from Lawrence University, and has an M.A. in International Relations from American University.