Chief of Mission | Head of Mission

CHIEF OF MISSION (COM) | HEAD OF MISSION (HOM)

How to Address a Chief of Mission or Head of Mission

Chief of Mission or Head of Mission is the highest position at an overseas mission or embassy. A Chief of Mission or Head of Mission will have a diplomatic rank:

—-ambassador
—-high commissioner
—-permanent representative
—-consul general
—-consul
—-minister
—-—-or
—-have the title of charge d’affairs.

Once you know the rank of the individual, look up the rank in the list of links at right. Address by diplomatic rank and identify as the Chief of Mission / Head of Mission as appropriate.

– Robert Hickey How to Address a Chief of Mission How to Address a Head of Mission

—–Forms of Address for Ambassadors:
—–—–U.S. Ambassador by a U.S. Citizen
—–—–U.S. Career Ambassador Retired
—–—–U.S. Ambassador, Retired Foreign Service
—–—–U.S. Ambassador, former, political appointee
—–—–U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom
—–—–Goodwill Ambassador
—–—–Foreign Ambassador
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—–Related Diplomats:—Attaché
—–—–Attaché
—–—–Chargé d’Affaires
—–—–Consul
—–—–Consul General
—–—–Consul Honorary
—–—–Counselor|
—–—–Deputy Chief of Mission
—–—–First Secretary
—–—–Second Secretary
—–—–Third Secretary

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Not Finding Your Question Answered?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  After checking the list and reading the posts, if you don’t see your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, I will post the question & answer – always changing the names and specifics.

— Robert Hickey

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