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Deputy Chief of Mission

Brian L. Goldbeck

Brian L. Goldbeck

Brian L. Goldbeck

Mr. Brian L. Goldbeck arrived in Manila on August 16, 2012 to assume the duties of Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Manila. He is a career member of the State Department’s Senior Foreign Service.

Previously, Mr. Goldbeck served as U.S. Consul General in Guangzhou, China from 2009 to 2012, and as the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 2005 to 2008.  From 2003 to 2005, he was the DCM at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Goldbeck was the Political Section Deputy at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, and from 1996 to 2000, he was the Economic/Political Section Deputy at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong, China.  From 1993 to 1996, he served as the U.S. State Department’s liaison to the World Bank, and from 1991 to 1993 handled trade issues in the Economic Section at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China.  Mr. Goldbeck also served at U.S. Embassies in North Yemen as the Economic/Commercial Chief from 1986 to 1988 and in South Korea as a Consular and Human Resources Officer from 1984 to 1986, after joining the Foreign Service in 1983.

Mr. Goldbeck was born and raised in Wisconsin.  He received bachelor’s degrees in 1973 and 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1985.  Prior to joining the U.S. State Department, Mr. Goldbeck taught at an international school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; he also served as a U.S. Army and Army Reserve Officer.  He is married to Ms. Narangerel Shirendev.