Ambassador Richard M. Mills, Jr., a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, is currently the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. Prior to this assignment he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
He was a Nominee for the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Year Award in 2012 and has received nine Superior Honor Awards from the Department of State. Ambassador Mills, who was born in Louisiana and grew up in Michigan, received a B.A from Georgetown University, a J.D. from the University of Texas, and an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.
He has served in various positions for the U.S. Foreign Service in many countries including Malta, Iraq, London, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Russia, Paris, and Ireland.
Prior to his Foreign Service career, he was an Associate Attorney at prestigious law firms in Washington, D.C.