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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission

A career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Dan Cintron has served at U.S. Embassy, Kuala Lumpur as Political Counselor since September 2020, and now as acting DCM since February 2022.

Prior to serving in Kuala Lumpur, he was the U.S. Olympic Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo during 2018-2020 and before that Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during 2017-18. In addition to serving as Director for Japan and Oceania Affairs at the National Security Council in the White House during 2016-17, Dan also held various positions in the U.S. Department of State, including Deputy Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, and UN General Assembly Coordinator. His other overseas diplomatic assignments included positions at the U.S. Embassies in Kabul, Tokyo, Beijing, and Manila. Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service, Dan worked in New York City for nearly ten years in governmental and private sector entities engaged in sales, business development, and public relations. Dan was raised in upstate New York and graduated from Boston University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in East Asian Studies and Political Science. He speaks Japanese and some Mandarin Chinese. Dan is married to Izumi Okubo-Cintron, and their twin sons, Alex and Nick, work in the financial industry in New York City.