Nicholas J. Giacobbe, Jr.
Nicholas Giacobbe arrived in Montevideo as the Deputy Chief of Mission on September 29, 2016. Before his assignment to Uruguay, he served for a year as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, his prior assignment was in Rome as the Counselor for Cultural Affairs.
Earlier assignments include Chief of Staff for the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Executive Assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, and in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat supporting Secretaries Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. Overseas experience includes Foreign Service tours in Toronto, Havana, Quito, Tegucigalpa, Bucharest, and Sarajevo, as well as service as an agricultural extensionist with the Peace Corps in rural Ecuador. He also has extensive civil service experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Finance and Management (beginning as a Presidential Management Intern/Fellow) and at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.
A native of Revere, Massachusetts, Nick has a bachelor’s degree in government from Suffolk University in Boston and Master’s degrees from the National War College (National Security Strategy) and Monterey Institute of International Studies (International Public Administration). He and his wife Cory have one daughter, who is a university student and aspiring artist.