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Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (J005)

Mr. David J. Ranz

David J. Ranz assumed the position of Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to United States Indo-Pacific Command on August 29, 2022.

A native of New York and a career diplomat since 1992, Mr. Ranz is a member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor. He most recently served as the Consul General of the United States of America in Mumbai, India. Mr. Ranz previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives) in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Pakistan. Prior to that, Mr. Ranz was Director of the Office of Pakistan Affairs. Mr. Ranz’s previous assignments include Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, and Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt; and Spokesman and Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Mr. Ranz has also served in Rabat, Morocco; Jerusalem; and Karachi, Pakistan.

Mr. Ranz was the 2004 recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Herbert Salzman Award for International Economic Performance. Mr. Ranz has also received six State Department Superior Honor Awards, and a U.S. Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service from General (ret.) David Petraeus. Mr. Ranz graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, and received a Master in Public Policy degree from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 2005. Mr. Ranz is married to Taly Lind, a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and has two children. He speaks Arabic, French, and Hebrew.

(as of September 2022)