Deputy Chief of Mission Aaron Codispoti

Mr. Aaron Codispoti joined the Foreign Service in 1999, as a Special Agent assigned to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mr. Codispoti has served three overseas tours in Brazil at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia and the Consulate General in Sao Paulo.  In Sao Paulo, as the Regional Security Officer, he was the executive representative to the world’s largest Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).  He was also the first Regional Security Officer assigned to Libreville, Gabon, covering security responsibilities in Gabon and the island nation of Sao Tome and Principe.  In 2013, he was assigned to the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan as the Deputy Regional Security Officer.  Peshawar is considered the Department’s most dangerous and challenging assignment.

Mr. Codispoti has served several assignments in Washington D.C.  He was the Division Chief and Acting Office Director for the Department’s criminal investigations program, where he oversaw over 400 special agents conducting passport and visa fraud investigations across the globe.  Most recently, as the Deputy Assistant Director for Domestic Facilities Protection, he was responsible for security at over 200 Department of State facilities across the country and a uniformed officer force of over 1,300 armed men and women.

Mr. Codispoti’s attraction to overseas life began as a college student in Seville, Spain and continued during his three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Bolivia.  He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and is a graduate of Alfred University and holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Codispoti and his wife reside in Arlington, Virginia.