William Flens is the US Embassy’s new Deputy Chief of Mission in Juba.
The US Embassy in Juba’s Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) arrived in the country on Friday.
William “Bill” Flens arrived in Juba to commence his duties as the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission.
Previously, DCM Flens headed the Office of Multilateral Affairs at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), where he was responsible for ASEAN, the Mekong subregion, and the South China Sea.
He formerly worked as the Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the United States Embassy in Rangoon, Burma. Other countries visited include China, Afghanistan, Thailand, and Ethiopia.
He has previously served as the Deputy Secretary’s special assistant for EAP and as the China Desk’s bilateral unit leader.
As a Presidential Management Fellow at Voice of America before joining the Foreign Service, DCM Flens worked on African defense policy problems in the Office of the Secretary of Military.
He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in what was then-Zaire and the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville. DCM Flens is a Chicago native and a Fletcher School and Loyola University Chicago alumnus.