Consul General

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission
Brendan O’Brien


On July 29, 2019, Brendan O’Brien assumed the position of Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador. A career Foreign Service Officer, Brendan previously served as Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014-2017).  He was the Director of the Office of American Citizens 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.