Officially In: Peter A. Prahar to Kolonia

Kolonia Town looking down from Sokehs RidgeImage via Wikipedia

On October 9 President Obama announced his intent to nominate Peter A. Prahar to be the US Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Below is the official bio released by the WH:

Peter A. Prahar is member of the Senior Foreign Service now serving as the Transnational Crime Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Prior to this assignment, he was Deputy Director then Director of the Office of Asian, African and European Programs in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.

His previous assignments also include tours in the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Albania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali and as desk officer for Rwanda. He served with the CSCE Mission in Kosovo in 1993 and returned to Kosovo in 1998 to assist in establishing a U.S. observer mission. He also served as a linguist in the U.S. Air Force from 1971-1975 with assignments in South Korea and Taiwan.

Mr. Prahar graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Political Science.

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The Office of the U.S. Representative at Kolonia was opened Nov 3, 1986, and was upgraded to an Embassy Sep 20, 1989. If confirmed, Mr. Prahar would succeed career diplomat Miriam K.Hughes, the seventh U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Two non-career ambassadors were previously appointed to this position.

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