- Fall 1976, Spring 1977
Tain P. Tompkins is the staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. Previously, he served as a political officer in the American Consulate General in Can Tho, Vietnam and as Economic Officer at the American Embassy, Lisbon. Mr. Tompkins entered the foreign service in 1969 as a trainee for civilian pacification and development work in Vietnam, before entering the military as a province level advisor in the Mekong Delta. He then served as staff assistant to the Deputy Ambassador at the American Embassy in Saigon.