Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Mark X. Perry

Mark X. Perry assumed duties as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission for U.S. Embassy Kingston on June 21, 2022.

Mark served as Foreign Service Officer 31 years until his retirement in 2020 and has since taken several Department of State assignments as a Re-Employed Annuitant.

In 31 years, Mark served in many places around the world and in Washington.  He served as Career Development Officer at the Bureau of Global Talent Management twice and again right after retirement. He served as the Management Counselor in Pakistan, was Professor of National Security Strategy at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, and served as an Assessor for foreign service candidates with the Department of State’s hiring arm.  Prior to that, he served at the U.S. Government Provincial Team in Diwaniya, Iraq. Mark was also the Management Counselor in Panama and Deputy Chief of Mission in Tbilisi, Georgia. He was the Director of the Office of Foreign Missions and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration.  Mark was the Management Officer in Dublin, Post Management Officer for Russia, and served as the General Services Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Russia and at the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica. Mark began his Foreign Service career as Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Sweden in 1989.  Since his retirement, he has served in the Bureau of Global Talent Management, in Sri Lanka, and at the U.S. Mission in Maldives.

Mark received a J.D. Degree from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. Degree in Public and International Policy from George Washington University, and a B.A. Degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University.  Mark currently lives in Easton, Maryland with his wife Nia and has three grown children and one granddaughter.