Tim Liston serves as Acting Consul General at Consulate General HCMC. He recently completed a three-year tour at U.S. Permanent Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE), where he was Deputy Counselor for International Atomic Energy Agency Affairs. Tim has also served as Deputy Political Chief at Embassy Hanoi (2010-2013), focusing on South China Sea, domestic politics and political-military issues. He handled the Southeast Asia portfolio in the Political Military Bureau’s Regional Security and Arms Transfer Office and has served at Embassies Berlin and Vilnius. Before joining the Foreign Service he was a Research Associate at the RAND Corporation. Tim holds a Masters in International Security Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in International Relations and German Linguistics from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is married and has two daughters.