Ambassador Robert Scott, U.S. Department of State

Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement

Ambassador Robert Scott assumed the duties as the Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, United States Africa Command, in July 2023. Ambassador Scott, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, previously served as the Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Malawi from 2019-21. Other assignments include Deputy Assistant Secretary covering Southern Africa and Peace and Security Affairs 2021-2023, Deputy Chief of Mission in Zimbabwe and Tanzania, and Deputy Office Director for West African Affairs. Ambassador Scott’s other overseas tours include Ukraine, Germany, France, Ghana, as well as domestic assignments focusing on climate change and European security issues.

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