William Duncan sworn in as new U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador

William Duncan sworn in as new U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador

Mr. William Duncan was sworn in on February 24, 2023, in Washington D.C. by Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols as the new U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador. Mr. Duncan has been a U.S. foreign service officer since 1992.

Ambassador William Duncan is a career U.S. Foreign Service officer with the rank of Deputy Chief of Staff. He has served as Consul General in Monterrey, Mexico; Deputy Chief of Mission in Mexico City; Director of the Bureau of Andean Affairs in the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay.

His other overseas assignments included Madrid, Baghdad, Bogota, San Salvador and Matamoros. His assignments in Washington D.C. included posts in the offices of Mexican Affairs, East African Affairs and Central American Affairs, as well as in the State Department’s Operations Center. Ambassador Duncan is expected to arrive in the country very soon.