UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Republic of Mauritius and Republic of Seychelles
CANDIDATE: Henry V. Jardine
Henry V. Jardine is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. He currently serves as the Director of the State Department’s Office for Career Development and Assignments in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Mr. Jardine was the Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations for the State Department and prior to that the Executive Director of the Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs. He also held leadership positions overseas as Management Counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy, Tirana, Albania and as Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata, India. Mr. Jardine’s strong record of leadership, and his service across four geographic regions during a career of diplomatic service spanning almost three decades, make him a well-qualified candidate to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles.
Among other assignments, Mr. Jardine was the Management Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Vice Consul/Political Officer at both the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados and the U.S. Embassy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was also selected to represent the State Department as a student at the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces (2008 – 2009). Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Jardine served in the U.S. Army from 1989 – 1993.
Mr. Jardine earned a B.S. Degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.S. Degree from the National Defense University. He is the recipient of multiple State Department and U.S. Army performance awards. Mr. Jardine’s foreign languages include Bengali, Thai, Spanish, German, and Albanian.