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Jeffrey Tunis is a retired senior foreign service officer. He was commissioned as a Foreign Service officer of the Department of State in 1983 and was appointed to the Senior Foreign Service in 2008. A consular officer, Tunis previously served in the Philippines, Haiti, Japan (11 years in total), Saudi Arabia, Korea, and Canada, before his last assignment as Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. He was trained in the Indonesian, Japanese, and French languages. He is also a retired Naval Reserve officer with over 25 years of service, and worked in the Department of the Treasury on foreign assets control prior to joining State. Following his retirement in 2011 from State, Tunis worked for a large Indonesian agribusiness firm as director of foreign affairs in Jakarta.

Tunis received a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and an MPA in Comparative and International Affairs from Indiana University. He is the father of CPT Alex Tunis, USAF, BS ’07, Rose-Hulman, and CPT Scott Tunis, USA, BA ’09, IU Bloomington.