John A. Heffern, Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia
John A. Heffern, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at USNATO, Brussels. Heffern has previously served as DCM in Jakarta, Indonesia and Executive Assistant to the Undersecretary for Political Affairs. Other previous posts include: USNATO; Tokyo; Malaysia Desk Officer in Washington; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and Guangzhou, China. Heffern served as a Pearson Fellow on the Asia Sub-Committee for the House International Relations Committee. Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Heffern served in the office of Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO) as the Senator’s Office Director and Research Assistant. Heffern, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, received a B.A. from Michigan State University. He and his wife Libby have five children.