Walter M. Braunohler

Professor National Security Affairs
Walter M. Braunohler


Walter Braunohler is the State Department's senior faculty advisor at the U.S. Naval War College. A U.S. foreign service officer for over 20 years, Mr. Braunohler was most recently the counselor for public diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine from 2020-2022. Prior to that, Mr. Braunohler was the U.S. consul general in Krakow, Poland from 2015-2018 and the spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to Thailand, Bangkok. He has also served in Sudan, Australia, Iraq and Washington, D.C. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the U.S. Naval War College, Mr. Braunohler speaks Thai, Polish and Ukrainian, and is originally from western Michigan.

Areas of Expertise

  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • Information Operations
  • International Relations
  • Leadership
  • National Security
  • Southeast Asia

Professional Highlights


Counselor for Public Diplomacy

Coordinated America's public diplomacy and strategic communications resources out of the U.S. embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Consul General

Led the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow, Poland as the senior U.S. government representative in southern Poland, directly engaging with policymakers and key opinion leaders to shape political dialogue regarding U.S. foreign policy and focusing on areas to improve the U.S.-Polish business climate.


Primary spokesperson and press attaché at one of the largest U.S. diplomatic missions in the world in Bangkok, Thailand.

Senior Advisor for Public Diplomacy

Served as a principal advisor on outreach issues at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., advocating for constant innovation in the field of public diplomacy.


Primary spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.

Vice Consul

Vice Consul at the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney, Australia.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2019, Strategic Studies

M.P.P., University of Michigan, 2002, Public Policy

B.A., University of Michigan, 2001, Political Science

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