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

Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#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)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or 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, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 

Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”