U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Egypt Ambassador David M. Satterfield
Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo David M. Satterfield
David M. Satterfield assumed his duties as Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S.
Embassy in Cairo
on August 30, 2013. Ambassador Satterfield is
on leave of absence from the position of Director General of the Multinational
Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula,
a post he assumed in July 2009. At the Department of State, Satterfield served
as Coordinator for Iraq
and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq,
Assistant Secretary of State (Acting) for Near Eastern Affairs, Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and U.S.
Ambassador to Lebanon.
Middle Eastern experience spans over thirty years and also includes assignments
in Syria, Tunisia, Saudi
Arabia and two tours in Lebanon. Ambassador Satterfield
served as Director of Arab and Arab‐Israeli Affairs in the Department of State and as Director
for Near Eastern Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1993 to
1998, where he worked primarily on the Arab‐Israeli peace process. He is the recipient of the Secretary
of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State Distinguished
Honor Award, the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award and the Department
of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award.
His languages include Arabic and French.
Ambassador Satterfield attended the University of Maryland
and Georgetown University.