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Ambassador Troy Damian Fitrell
January 19, 2022

Ambassador Troy Fitrell

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Guinea

Troy Fitrell, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, most recently held the position of Director of the Office of West African Affairs at the Department of State.  He has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassies in Ethiopia and Mauritius, as Deputy Director of the Department’s Office of Southern African Affairs, and as Deputy Director of the Office of International Security Cooperation in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

He was Senior Advisor to the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes of Africa, coordinating U.S. policy on the cross-border security, political, and economic issues in the Great Lakes region.  Fitrell served as a Pearson Fellow on the staff of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and was a Watch Officer in the Department’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Center.  He also served overseas at the U.S. embassies in Portugal, Guatemala, Zambia, Ghana, and Denmark.  Fitrell earned a B.A. at the University of Maryland and an M.S. at the National War College.  He speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and Danish.