Deputy Chief of Mission Randall Merideth

Randall Merideth began serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libreville, Gabon in August 2017.  Mr. Merideth is a career member of the Foreign Service and most recently served as Director of the Minneapolis Passport Agency (2014-2017), where he led a team of 60 staff processing passport applications and providing emergency passport service for the residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Mr. Merideth previously served as the Consular Section Chief at the U.S. Consulate in Munich, Germany, and at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.  His other assignments include the State Department-George Washington University Fellowship in Organizational Management; Management Analyst for the Bureau of Consular Affairs; Watch Officer/Senior Watch Officer for the Department’s Operations Center; Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa; and, Management Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Mr. Merideth has a BA in Biology and Russian Area Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the George Washington University.  He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon from 1987 to 1991, and also as Peace Corps staff for their domestic recruitment operation from 1992 to 1999.  He is married and has two sons and two dogs.  Randall speaks French, German, and some Dari.