J. Liam Wasley, Chargé d’Affaires
Liam Wasley assumed charge of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia, in September 2015.
Before his assignment to Slovakia, he served as Acting Director of the State Department’s office of European Union Affairs overseeing U.S. relations with EU institutions. During his tenure, the U.S. and the EU launched negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and forged new cooperation in the areas of counterterrorism and cybersecurity.
From 2008 through 2011, Mr. Wasley served as Acting Political Minister Counselor at the United States Embassy in Rome overseeing U.S. engagement with Italy on foreign policy and defense issues, including Italy’s presidency of the G8 and NATO operations against Libya, much of which was staged from Italian bases.
From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Wasley served as the Deputy Director for NATO Operations overseeing U.S. policy on the expansion of NATO’s ISAF mission in Afghanistan and the development of new capabilities for the Alliance. Prior to that assignment, he worked in Khost, Afghanistan as Political Advisor to U.S. forces in Eastern Afghanistan.
Other overseas assignments include Stockholm, Sweden, service as a cease fire monitor in Kosovo in 1998, and previous tours in Warsaw, Poland and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Wasley is a 2012 graduate of the National War College. In 2003-4, he served as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Jay Rockefeller. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island.