Chargé d'Affaires Richard Bell
DCM Richard Bell
The Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Niger since September 2012, Richard Bell served most recently as Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs, US Embassy to Denmark. During that tour he served for several months as Acting DCM.
He has served overseas in the United Kingdom, Iraq, Kuwait, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Haiti, and Israel. Prior to joining the Foreign Service he worked in relief and development in Tunisia, Egypt, Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.
He speaks French, some Arabic and Haitian Creole, and a little Hebrew.
He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (BA in French) and has a Master’s of Science in Management from Boston University. He is married with two children.