Consul of the United States Kirkuk – Iraq
William Silkworth joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1988. Before assuming his responsibilities as Consul, he served as Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Prague, the Czech Republic (2011-2014). His other overseas tours-of-duty have included Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan; Moscow, Russia; Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; Amman, Jordan; and Guatemala City, Guatemala.
At the U.S. Department of State in Washington, Mr. Silkworth served as Deputy Director of the European Affairs Bureau’s Office of Policy and Regional Affairs (2006-2008). He also served as the desk officer for Romania, and as an economic officer in, respectively, the Regional Affairs Office of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and the Energy Affairs Office of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
Mr. Silkworth holds a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary, and an M.A. in American History from the University of Illinois-Chicago.