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Terence Colfer

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Name  Terence Colfer
Other work  Ambassador
Allegiance  Canada
Rank  Ambassador

Commands held  Chief of the Defense Staff
Education  Royal Military College of Canada

Service/branch  Canadian Armed Forces

Terence Colfer is a Canadian civil administrator, and diplomat.



Terence Colfer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario in 1965, student # 6523.

He served in the Canadian Forces as an officer cadet from 1961–1965 and served as an officer from 1965-1969. He served abroad in the Middle East.

Civilian career

He joined the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce as a Trade Commissioner in 1969. He served abroad in Rome, Italy, Dallas, Texas, Sydney, Australia, Detroit, Michigan and in Boston, Massachusetts as Deputy Consul General and Senior Trade Commissioner from 1990 to 1994. In Ottawa, Ontario he undertook a variety of assignments, including:

  • Director, Overseas Division, from 1987 to 1988;
  • Director, United States Trade and Tourism Development Division, from 1988 to 1990; and
  • from 1994 to 1996, Director, South Asia Division. *
  • Mr. Colfer served as:

  • Ambassador to Kuwait from 1996 to 1999, and
  • Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1999 to 2003. He retired from the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2003.
  • Personal life

    He is married to Lynn Colfer and they have three sons.


    Terence Colfer Wikipedia

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