Small Wars Journal

Peter Cloutier


Peter Cloutier has 12 years of strategic technical direction for over $1 billion of foreign assistance in multiple regions with proven impact in transformational management. He has advised a Head of State, authored a transformative USG strategy, worked for a Pacific Island government, and was the first USG representative on the ground after the second- deadliest tropical cyclone recorded in the Southern Hemisphere struck Mozambique in 2019. His last full post overseas was as USAID's Health Office Director overseeing the partnership with Government of Mozambique in which he won two Superior Honor Awards for helping lead the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) to unprecedented performance with 63 staff and an annual budget of over $200 million. He had also led health, governance and environmental programming in Afghanistan, Angola and Timor-Leste. He speaks Portuguese.

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