Ambassador Manes designated as Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)

Ambassador Manes designated as Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)

Ambassador Manes announced today that in October 2019 she will assume duties as Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, FL.  As Civilian Deputy to the Commander, she will be responsible for overseeing the development and refinement of USSOUTHCOM’s regional strategy and security cooperation plans as well as the Command’s strategic communication, public affairs and human rights initiatives.

She will also play a key role in interagency and business engagement. As Foreign Policy Advisor, Ambassador Manes will provide the Commander and other senior command staff with geo-political, political-military, and economic advice. She will also support the Command’s relationship with the Department of State and U.S. Embassies abroad.   Ambassador Manes is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the Department of State, having joined in 1992 and has served under five Presidents.