Brendan O’Brien assumes the position of Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in San Salvador
On January 20th, 2021, Brendan O’Brien assumed the position of the Charge d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in San Salvador. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Charge O’Brien has served as Deputy Chief of Mission (2019-2021), Consul General at the United States Embassy in San Salvador (2017-2019) and at the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires. Aires, Argentina (2014-2017). Previously, he was Director of the Office of American Citizen Services and Crisis Management in Washington D.C. (2012-2014).
He served two tours at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan as the Consul General and Press Attaché (2008-2010) and then worked on the Afghanistan Desk in Washington D.C. He also held various diplomatic positions abroad in Bogota, Colombia (2005-2007) and Canberra, Australia (2003-2005). Prior to the State Department, Brendan was an International Advisor at Middlebury College in Vermont, the Coordinator of the Boston Peace Corps Office, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay.
Brendan earned a Masters in International Relations from Universidad de Externado in Bogota, Colombia and a B.A. in Literature and Theatre from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He speaks Spanish, Dari, and Guarani.