Candy Green assumed her current position as Foreign Policy Advisor to Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., Commander U.S. Pacific Command, in September 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ms. Green served as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand from 2014-2017, including as Charge d'Affaires from January to July 2017. From 2011-2014 she served as the Counselor for Environment, Science, Technology and Health Issues at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.
Previously, Ms. Green served in the U.S. Embassy Beijing, China, as Chief of the Trade, Transportation, Innovation and Intellectual Property Unit in the Economic Section 2008-2011. Prior to her assignment to China, Ms. Green was Director of the Office of Intellectual Property Rights at the Department of State, Washington DC. Earlier work in Washington included stints as an International Energy Officer (covering the former Soviet Union) and an International Environment Officer (sustainable forest management). Ms. Green worked for Caterpillar Inc.’s Petroleum Business Unit for one year through the State Department’s Executive Detail program, and her other overseas assignments have included: the U.S. Mission to NATO (Brussels); Tbilisi, Georgia; Moscow, Russia; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Barbados.
Ms. Green speaks fluent Mandarin, Russian and French. She obtained her BA from the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Slavic Language and Literature, and did her Master’s work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts. She is originally from Los Angeles, California.