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The Consul General

Acting Consul General John Wilcock

John Wilcock, a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, currently serves as Acting Consul General and Consular Chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he arrived in August, 2012.

John’s previous overseas appointments include Western Media Unit Chief in Baghdad, Iraq, Vice-Consul in Manila, Philippines, and Assistant Information Officer in Brasília, Brazil. In Washington he has served in the Visa Office within the Bureau of Consular Affairs, and in the State Department’s Operations Center. John is a two-time recipient of the Department’s Superior Honor Award and a four-time recipient of the Meritorious Honor Award.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2003, John worked as a marketing communications executive. John is a graduate of the University of Reading, U.K., receiving a degree in Elementary Education in 1991.  John is married and has three children.  He speaks Portuguese