Foreign Service Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan
Chris Andino is the Deputy Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan since July 2018.
A career member of the Foreign Service, Chris focuses on political and security affairs. He has earned several Department of State awards, including Superior Honor Awards for his work in resolving Chapter VII issues between Kuwait and Iraq, for contributions to redirecting hundreds of millions of dollars in law enforcement assistance, and for instituting a Cabinet-level coordinating mechanism on security affairs with Mexico.
Chris most recently served as Chief of the Political Section in Panama, where he was cited as a finalist for the Director General’s Award for Impact and Originality in Reporting for his work in developing U.S. policy and assistance efforts in support of safe, legal, and orderly migration through Central America.
Previous overseas assignments include Kuwait; Tripoli, Libya; and Bogotá, Colombia. In Washington, he served in the Office of Mexican Affairs and as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, William R. Brownfield.
In 2002, Chris placed 17th overall on the 4th-place team at the Virginia State Bus Roadeo. Despite holding a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia, Chris imposes his lifelong love of the Iowa Hawkeyes on his wife and two children.