Alejandro “Hoot” Baez began his assignment as the Principal Officer and Consul at the United States Consulate in Adana in September 2018.
Mr. Baez’s previous diplomatic postings include the United States embassies in Berlin, Baghdad, and Moscow, as well as the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels and the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India.
Mr. Baez served in Washington as the Director for NATO and Western Europe on the National Security Council staff at the White House. He also served as an advisor on European and Eurasian affairs to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Earlier in his career, he served as a Watch Officer in the State Department’s 24/7 Operations Center and as a NATO Policy Officer in the Office of European Security and Political Affairs.
Mr. Baez spent the 2012-2013 academic year as a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution think tank located on the Stanford University campus in California.
A native Texan, Mr. Baez earned undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, as well as a Master’s in Political Science from Texas A&M University in College Station. He also holds a Master’s in Defense and Security Analysis from England’s Lancaster University.
Mr. Baez and his wife, Linda, have been married for over twenty years.