Deputy Chief of Mission
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy Bogotá
Deputy Chief of Mission Perry Holloway arrived in Colombia on August 27, 2010. Mr. Holloway is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer who entered on duty in May of 1989. Mr. Holloway’s most recent assignment was that of Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay. Before that he served as the Director and Deputy Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) in the United States Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia.
In Washington, Mr. Holloway was the Andean Counter Drug Initiative Coordinator in the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and prior to that, he spent a year of graduate study at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). Before ICAF, he was the Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section at the United States Embassy in Guatemala for three years.
Mr. Holloway began his diplomatic career in Bogota, Colombia, as a Consular Officer and Staff Assistant to the Ambassador. He has also served in different capacities at the U.S. embassies in El Salvador, Mexico, Ecuador, and Guatemala. He is the recipient of six State Department Superior Honor Awards, two Meritorious Honor Awards, and one Group Superior Honor Award.
Mr. Holloway is a native of South Carolina and graduated from Wofford College in 1983. In addition to the Masters in National Resource Strategy received from ICAF, he also has a Masters in International Business Science (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina. He speaks fluent Spanish. Mr. Holloway, and his wife Rosaura, have two children.