Biography of Deputy Chief of Mission Mary E. Daschbach
Mary Daschbach is the Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon. Most recently she has served as the Senior POLAD to the Strategy, Engagement, and Programs Directorate (J5) at U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany and Deputy Chief of Mission in the Republic of Congo. Ms. Daschbach began her foreign service career in Ghana as the Information Officer, followed by assignments to the United Kingdom as a Consular Officer, Togo and Costa Rica as the Public Affairs Officer, and Washington as Desk Officer for Paraguay and Uruguay, and Director of the Southern and Central Asia Office in the bureau of International Information Programs.
Before joining the foreign service she was an Associate Peace Corps Country Director in the Republic of Benin. She began her government service at the Department of Justice. Prior to working for the U.S. government, Ms. Daschbach was employed by Associates for International Research, Inc., traveling to 45 countries to conduct cost of living research for Fortune 500 companies. She also taught French at the Cambridge School of Weston, MA and worked at Beacon Press.
Ms. Daschbach has a M.A. with distinction in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Warfare and a B.A. in French from Yale University. She is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish. She is accompanied by her spouse and daughter.