Deputy Chief of Mission Martina Strong

Martina Strong

Martina Strong is honored to serve as the Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Sofia.  She is joined in Sofia by her husband, U.S. Army Col John L. Strong (Ret.), and their daughter Eleanore.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ms. Strong recently completed her assignment as the Political Minister Counselor, U.S. Embassy Baghdad.  Her other overseas postings included two tours in Warsaw, an extended assignment with the U.S. Army in Basrah, Iraq, as well as assignments in Paris, Sarajevo, and Prague.  Ms. Strong’s domestic positions included a two-year assignment on the National Security Council at the White House, where she headed the U.S. government’s multi-agency effort to organize the 2004 G-8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia, as well as two other G-8 Summits and various multilateral meetings.

The Department of State has recognized Ms. Strong’s achievements with numerous awards, including five Superior Honor Awards and the AFSA Sinclaire Language Award.  The U.S. Army awarded her the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Superior Civilian Service Award.