Deputy Chief of Mission Wallace R. Bain

Wallace Bain, a member of the Senior Foreign Service. joined U.S. Embassy Bamako as Deputy Chief of Mission in August 2023. Prior to his Bamako assignment, Mr. Bain was the Acting Special Representative for the EB Bureau’s Office of Commercial and Business Affaires (EB/CBA). Mr. Bain previously served as Strategic Advisor for Africa’s Great Lakes Region. From 2019-2021 he was the Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) to the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command. Prior to NSWC, Mr. Bain was the Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum. Among his other State Department assignments, Mr. Bain was a Deputy Director in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the African Union, and a Political Officer at U.S. Embassy Paris.

Mr. Bain holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon and a M.S. in National Security and Resources Strategy from the National Defense University.