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Vicki Huddleston
Principal Officer, Cuba
Term of Appointment: 09/01/1999 to present

Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, a career Foreign Service officer, became Principal Officer at the United States Interests Section (USINT), Havana, Cuba in September 1999. From 1997-99, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs with responsibility for West and Francophone Central Africa. She was Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar from 1995-97.

Ambassador Huddleston served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from 1993-95 during the deployment of the Multinational Force to Haiti. She was Deputy and then Coordinator of the State Department's Office of Cuban Affairs from 1989-93.

Earlier in her career, she served as chief of the Economic Sections in Sierra Leone and in Mali. She has worked in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, the Office of Mexican Affairs, and as Country Desk Officer for Bolivia. In 1988-89, while working for Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, she drafted the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) legislation which became law in 1990. Prior to entering the Foreign Service, she worked in Peru and Brazil for the American Institute for Free Labor Development. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru, she organized the financing for the two housing cooperatives in Arequipa.

Ambassador Huddleston has received four Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Honor Awards. In 1994-95, she shared with members of the embassy in Haiti the Distinguished Service Award and the Award for Valor. Her husband is a retired Foreign Service officer.


Released on August 21, 2001

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