Heide B. Fulton assumed duties as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in June 2017 and she arrived to Honduras in September 2016 to assume duties as Deputy Chief of Mission. A public diplomacy-coned officer, Mrs. Fulton most recently led the counternarcotics team in the Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan. Since joining the U.S. Information Agency in 1998, Mrs. Fulton has served overseas as Counselor for Public Affairs in Quito; Public Affairs Officer in Phnom Penh; and Vice Consul and Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer in Manila. Her Washington assignments include Director of the Main Press Office, Pearson Fellow in the Office of Senator Robert Menendez, Press Advisor for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Special Assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mrs. Fulton served on active duty as a Quartermaster Officer with the U.S. Army, with assignments in Virginia, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Italy. From 2005-2006, she returned to active duty to deploy to Iraq, where she served as the Senior Multi-National Force – Iraq Liaison Officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq in Baghdad. She continues to serve actively in the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently assigned as a Civil Affairs Officer at the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Mrs. Fulton graduated from Boston College in 1992 and earned her Masters in International Relations from Troy State University in 1996 while posted to Germany with the U.S. Army. She speaks Spanish, Khmer, Ukrainian, and French. She enjoys traveling, skiing, scuba diving, and is a certified personal trainer. She is married to James Fulton, a Foreign Service Specialist and retired Army Special Forces officer, they have two children.