Hugh F. Williams, Jr.


Hugh Williams Jr. is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service holding the rank of Minister Counselor.† His current assignment is Diplomat in Residence based on the campuses of Spelman and Morehouse colleges in Atlanta, serving the region of Northern Georgia, Northern Alabama, Northern Mississippi and Tennessee.† As such, his primary responsibility is to promote awareness about the numerous career, internship and fellowship opportunities at the State Department to a diverse pool of students and prospective candidates.

During his 35 years of service, he has received several Meritorious Honor awards and the Departmentís Superior Honor award.† His experience at U.S. diplomatic missions abroad includes assignments in Hong Kong, Canada, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Belgium and Jamaica. He has also held a variety of positions domestically in the Bureau of Human Resources and served on several Foreign Service assignments career selection panels.



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