Stephen G. Fakan assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, in September 2018.
Most recently, he served as U.S. Consul General in Peshawar, Pakistan (2017-2018). Prior to that, he served three years as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Alexandria, Egypt.
Mr. Fakan’s other overseas assignments include Deputy Chief of Mission, Conakry, Guinea; Consul General, Karachi, Pakistan; and Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader, Fallujah, Iraq. In addition, he has served in Canberra, Australia; Kabul, Afghanistan; Peshawar, Pakistan; Monrovia, Liberia; Khartoum, Sudan; Algiers, Algeria; Djibouti, Djibouti; Sanaa, Yemen; and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
He is a former Marine and a recipient of the State Department’s Award for Valor. He and two other Diplomatic Security Service Special Agents were featured on the History Channel’s True Warrior series in the 2006 episode “Escape from Liberia” for their role in rescuing journalists who were trapped by fighting in a Monrovia hotel.
Mr. Fakan, a member of the Senior Foreign Service, joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1985.
He holds a BA degree in International Relations from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Fakan was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is married to Elizabeth Victoria (“Vicky”) Fakan, who is a research librarian.