Officially In: Alfonso E. Lenhardt to Dar es Salaam

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On June 11, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Alfonso E. Lenhardt to be Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania.


Major General Lenhardt (USA, Ret.) is the President and CEO of the National Crime Prevention Council. Prior to his work with the Council, Gen. Lenhardt was Senior Vice President of Government Relations for The Shaw Group. Gen. Lenhardt served as the 36th Sergeant at Arms for the U.S. Senate. He also served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Council on Foundations. Capping his three decades of military service, Gen. Lenhardt served as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Gen. Lenhardt has also served on the board of several community service organizations.

He holds a B.S. from the University of Nebraska, a Masters in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Masters in the Administration of Justice from Wichita State University.

If confirmed, General Lenhardt would replaced Mark Andrew Green, who was appointed US Ambassador to Tanzania during George W. Bush’s second term.

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