Deputy Chief of Mission – Bridgette L. Walker

Ms. Walker will assume duties on July 25 as U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh’s DCM.

DCM Walker is a career member of the Foreign Service who joined the U.S. Department of State in 2002.  Most recently, Ms. Walker served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and previously served in various roles in Azerbaijan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Indonesia.  She has also served multiple Washington D.C. tours in the European, East Asia Pacific, and Intelligence and Research bureaus.

Ms. Walker holds a Master of Arts degree from the U.S. Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

She has studied Russian, Tajiki, Azerbaijani, Arabic, and Indonesian languages.  Ms. Walker is a native of Hyattsville, Maryland and is married to a retired U.S. Army officer, James.