Deputy Chief of Mission Daniel Bischof

Daniel Bischof is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dili. In this role, he supports the Ambassador in leading the U.S. Mission to Timor-Leste, expanding the bilateral relationship, and deepening the ties of friendship between the Timorese and American people.

Prior to this assignment, he served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Korean Affairs. He also was a Senior Watch Officer in the Department’s Operations Center. He has served as a Political-Military officer in Seoul and Manila, and was responsible for Malaysian Affairs in the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia. He also adjudicated non-immigrant visas in Seoul and served as the General Services Officer in Vientiane.

He has studied Korean and Lao, and is fluent in Thai. Prior to joining the Department of State, Daniel practiced law in Florida. He is a graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. Daniel is married to Jane Kim.