The United States Consul General in Lagos is F. John Bray, a career member of the U.S. Department of State Senior Foreign Service. Prior to coming to Lagos, Mr. Bray served as the senior Regional Security Officer (RSO) in Abuja from October 2012 to October 2015.
Mr. Bray previously served as the Deputy RSO in Baghdad; senior RSO in Abidjan, Dakar, Nouakchott, and Tashkent; first Agent in Charge of the Karzai Protective Detail; and as assistant RSO in Cairo. In the United States, he served in Overseas Operations as the Special Operations Coordinator and as a member of the Mobile Security Division.
In 2011, Mr. Bray received a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. He also has a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. He speaks Russian and French.
Prior to joining the Department, he served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry and Special Forces Officer.