The American Ambassador to Georgia
The American Ambassador to Georgia is the personal representative of the
President of the United States. He is charged with ensuring that the
U.S. Mission effectively carries out the foreign policy of the United
States with respect to Georgia. He also endeavors to make United States
policies better known and understood in Georgia and assures that policy
makers in the United States have the information they need to understand
the situation in Georgia.
The Ambassador is assisted by a Deputy Chief of Mission, who assumes the title of Charge d'Affaires ad interim when the Ambassador is away from Georgia. Currently the mission is headed by Ambassador Richard Norland.
The Embassy Sections
Other sections include the Administrative, the Political/Economic, Consular, and Public Affairs sections. In addition, the USAID mission here carries out programs in humanitarian aid and democracy building and economic restructuring. The Defense Attaché is responsible for working with the Georgian defense establishment to implement military-to-military cooperation programs.