Brandon Hudspeth is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia. Previously, Brandon served a two-year tour as the Political-Economic Section Chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, where he was Mission Nigeria’s primary advisor on political and economic affairs in the southern consular district.
Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Brandon led civilian counter-narcotics, law enforcement, rule of law, and civil maritime assistance programming as the Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. Other overseas assignments include as the Political-Economic Section Chief in Bamako, Mali; as the Nonimmigrant Visa Chief in Havana, Cuba; and as a Political-Military Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. In Washington, he served in the Operations Center and as a member of the Secretariat Staff for former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Brandon is a native of Texas and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College, where he received a Bachelors in Political Science and Economics. He earned a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Brandon was also a Distinguished Graduate of the National Defense University, where he obtained a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy.