Christopher Del Corso is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. He assumed his current position as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at U.S. Embassy Seoul on July 16, 2021. Prior to this posting, Mr. Del Corso served in Washington, DC as the Executive Director for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and before that was the Minister Counselor for Management Affairs and acting Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Seoul.
From 2015-2016, Mr. Del Corso served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources. He also served as the Senior Management Officer in U.S. Embassy Kabul’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office in 2014-2015, where he helped oversee over one billion dollars of U.S. foreign assistance to Afghanistan.
Mr. Del Corso’s other diplomatic assignments include: Principal Officer in U.S. Consulate Recife (2008-2011); Senior General Services Officer in the Office of the Secretary of State (2006-2008); Management Officer in U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro (2004-2006); General Services Officer in U.S. Embassy Kabul (2003-2004); General Services Officer in U.S. Consulate General Sao Paulo (2000-2001); and Political Officer and Consular Chief in U.S. Embassy Monrovia (1997-1999).
Before joining the Foreign Service in 1997, Mr. Del Corso served on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps (1989-1993) and returned to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001-2002. He recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
A native New Yorker, Mr. Del Corso holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester and master’s degrees from State University of New York @ Albany, Thunderbird – American Graduate School of International Management, and the National War College. He is married to Ms. Caroline Chung, a Foreign Commercial Service Officer, and has two children.