About the Embassy
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is one of the largest in the world and is comprised of several dozen sections and agencies. The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Thailand.
Currently, the Embassy is led by the Chargé d’affaires, a.i, W. Patrick Murphy, until a new Ambassador arrives. As the acting Chief of Mission, Mr. Murphy is the principal advocate of U.S. policy, and is supported by personnel from the Department of State and other Washington agencies.
The Embassy reports and analyzes developments in Thailand of concern to the United States, and advances a broad range of U.S. policy initiatives. The Embassy promotes United States' economic and commercial interests, and the export of American agricultural and industrial products and services, and otherwise assists American business, workers and investors. The Embassy engages the government and a broad range of organizations and individuals in Thailand to promote shared values. Among others, these include individual freedom, human rights and democracy and the rule of law.