Brian Roraff joined the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn as Chargé d’Affaires in July 2019. He arrived from Washington where he worked at the Department of State as the Deputy Director of the Office of Eastern European Affairs, the office responsible for U.S. policy on Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus. Prior to that assignment, he served as a Foreign Policy Fellow in the United States Senate and as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
Recent overseas postings include as Chief of the Political and Economic Section in Yerevan, Armenia (2012-2015). He served two tours in Afghanistan (2009-2011). During his first tour he was the Senior U.S. Civilian at the Lithuanian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Ghor Province. In his second year, he worked in the Embassy in Kabul, where he coordinated the work of U.S. civilians in PRTs in the North and West of Afghanistan. Earlier assignments include: as Desk Officer in the Office of Central Asian Affairs in Washington, D.C.; Consular Officer in Kyiv, Ukraine; and Economic and Science Officer in Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Roraff received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from The George Washington University. He is married with two daughters.