Following the departure of Ambassador John Evans on September 10, and pending the confirmation by the Senate of a new ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission Anthony F. Godfrey is Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
Anthony F. Godfrey
Deputy Chief of Mission
Anthony Godfrey took up his appointment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan on August 3, 2004. His previous overseas assignments include the U.S. Embassies in Zagreb, Dublin, and Minsk and a brief period in the U.S. Mission to OSCE. In 1997-1998, Mr. Godfrey was Deputy Head of the OSCE Assistance Group to Chechnya. From 1998-2000, he served in the Office of Russian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.
From 1980-1992, Mr. Godfrey served on active duty in the U.S. Navy. From 1988-1992, he was assigned to the U.S. On-Site Inspection Agency, responsible for implementation of various arms control agreements with the former Soviet Union. Before entering the diplomatic service, Mr. Godfrey worked in the private sector as a commodities manager in an import-export firm active in the Russian market.
Mr. Godfrey studied Political Science and Russian at the University of California, Davis. He studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and Croatian at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. He is the recipient of both the State Department's Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards, as well as the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Godfrey was raised in New York. He is married to the former Anne Marie O'Toole, whom he met while posted in Dublin. They have three children, aged 14, 6 and 5.