Claire Pierangelo, a Minister Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service, joined the War College faculty in 2017 and is a 2004 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She most recently served as the Director for Performance Evaluation for the U.S. Foreign Service, where she was responsible for implementing broad reforms to the evaluation and promotion systems. Previously, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Mission to Vietnam. Other overseas assignments include Principal Officer in Surabaya, Indonesia; Economic Counselor in Vietnam where she helped negotiate the U.S. economic opening and WTO accession, Economic Officer in Rome, and Consular officer in London. In Washington, she has served as; Office Director for Central Europe; Deputy Director for European Regional Affairs; Director of Bilateral Investment at USTR; Italy, OECD/EU, and Japan Trade desk officer. She has also served as Foreign Policy advisor to the Chevron Overseas Petroleum Company on global energy issues. Ms. Pierangelo received her B.A. in European History from the University of California at Santa Cruz, her M.A. in International Studies and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and her M.S. in National Resource Strategy from ICAF. She speaks Italian, French, Vietnamese, Indonesian and some Spanish and Haitian Creole.
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Economics, Trade, Energy, European Union, NATO, ASEAN, APEC, WTO
REGIONAL EXPERTISE: South East Asia, Japan, Western and Central Europe