Tobin (Toby) Bradley assumed his duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in July 2020. In this role he oversees INL’s Africa and Middle East (AME) office and Knowledge Management (KM) office. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor for Innovation in the INL Front Office, overseeing a reorganization of the bureau. He also served as Director of INL at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and INL Deputy Director for Policy and Program Development in Mexico City. From February to August 2015, he served as the Consul General in Matamoros, Mexico.
Prior assignments include Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London; Director for NATO and Western Europe at the White House National Security Council; Special Assistant for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs; and rotations at the U.S. Missions in Amman, USNATO, and the State Department Operations Center. From 2003-2004, Tobin served as the Political Advisor for the Dhi Qar Province in Nasiriyah, Iraq. Tobin earned the National Service to America Medal for International Affairs for his contributions in establishing a new electoral system in Iraq. Before joining the Foreign Service, Tobin worked at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., studied in Cameroon, and worked as a Senate staffer on Capitol Hill. Tobin was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tobin Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and a Master Degree in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.