Eric W. Kneedler takes over from Kyle Mc Carter on acting capacity.
He will be in charge of the US Embassy in Nairobi.
Kneedler is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi from April of 2019 until January of 2021.
He began his assignment in Nairobi in 2017 as Political Affairs Counselor.
Kneedler also served as the Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Manila and the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok.
His Previous assignments include tours in Jakarta, Port Louis, Hong Kong, the State Department’s Operations Center, and the Bureau of European Affairs.
Eric holds a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.