John Creamer is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer serving as a faculty advisor at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Mexico City. Mr. Creamer also held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Mexico, Central America, Cuba and Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Policy and Summit issues in the Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2016-2018.
Mr. Creamer has over 30 years of experience in the Foreign Service. In addition to Mexico, his foreign tours include Nicaragua, South Africa, Haiti, Argentina, Colombia, and Bolivia, where he served as Charge d'Affairés. Mr. Creamer also held several Senior Desk Office positions in Washington, D.C. including Brazil, South Africa, and Colombia. He also served as Deputy Director of the Office of Andean Affairs and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Outside of the Department of State, Mr. Creamer served as the Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, FL where he was responsible for overseeing the development of USSOUTHCOM regional strategy, as well as the Command’s strategic communications, public affairs, and human rights programs.
Mr. Creamer is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor.
Before joining the Department of State in 1986, Mr. Creamer received a Bachelor's degree in Government from Georgetown University, as well as a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He also holds a Masters in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. In 1985, Mr. Creamer received a Fulbright Scholarship to Malaysia. He speaks Spanish and some Portuguese.