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Timothy J. Pounds


Timothy Pounds posing for photo. (Photo credit: State Dept.)

Timothy Pounds

Timothy Pounds
Consul of the United States
Kirkuk, Iraq

Timothy Pounds joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1994.  He served as a Vice Consul in Turkey (1995-1998), a Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center (1998-1999), and a Political Officer in Peru (1999-2001).  Mr. Pounds worked as the Lebanon desk officer (2001-2003) and then as senior Egypt desk officer (2003-2004) before serving in Iraq in 2004.  Between 2004 and 2005, he was the Director for Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and North Africa at the National Security Council in Washington, DC.  He studied Arabic at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington and Tunis (2005-2007), worked as the Political-Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus (2007-2010), and served as Consul General in Dhahran (2010-2012).  Mr. Pounds arrived in Iraq on July 28, 2012 as Consul to the U.S. Consulate Kirkuk.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Pounds worked as a national security analyst and a management consultant in the private sector.  He holds a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Iowa and an MA in Public Administration from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs.  He is married to Tracy Roberts-Pounds, also a Foreign Service Officer.  They have three children: Samuel, Audrey, and James, and a black Lab named Jack.