John Brewer

Mr. John Dorsett Brewer, Jr.

John D. Brewer, Jr. serves as Director of the Office of Insular Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In this role, he coordinates federal policy for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Brewer also supports the Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs in their responsibility to administer and oversee U.S. federal assistance to the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Prior to joining the Interior Department, Brewer served fourteen years in various leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These include Administrator of the United States Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS); Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for Intelligence Issues; Assistant Chief Data Officer; and Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Over his federal government career, Brewer has held senior posts at the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, and Treasury.

Brewer resides in North Bethesda, Maryland with his family. He holds bachelor’s degrees in both history and English from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and a master’s degree in international history from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, United Kingdom.

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