R. Barrie Walkley
U.S. Ambassador Retired
Consul General, Juba
R. Barrie Walkley is the U.S. Consul General in Juba. He served as Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic (2004-2007), accredited concurrently as Ambassador to the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. Previously, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea (2001-2004). He served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (1998-2001).
In addition to assignments at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Walkley served in Yaounde (Cameroon), Lahore (Pakistan), Pretoria (South Africa), Islamabad (Pakistan) and London (UK). In 1993, during Operation Restore Hope, he was seconded to the United Nations and sent to Somalia, where he served as the U.N. Spokesman in Mogadishu.
Since retiring from the Department of State, he has twice been called back into service. He was Charge d’Affaires in Mauritius/Seychelles (2009- 2010) and is currently the Consul General in Juba, Southern Sudan
Ambassador Walkley holds degrees from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC). He is the recipient of two U.S. Presidential Awards, as well as numerous State Department Superior Honor and other awards.
He and his wife, Annabelle, were Peace Corps Volunteers in Somalia.