Officially In: Patrick S. Moon to Sarajevo

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On May 18, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Patrick S. Moon to be Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The WH released the following brief bio:

Patrick S. Moon is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. He previously served as the Coordinator for Afghanistan while concurrently serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Afghanistan. Moon was also the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Croatia. His other overseas assignments include Beirut, Zaire, and Geneva. Other Washington assignments include the European and Eurasian Affairs Bureau’s Director of the Office of Austrian, German and Swiss Affairs, Deputy Director of the Office of UN Political Affairs, and Director of the Afghanistan Office in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.

Moon earned an M.A. degree in International Relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

If confirmed, this would be Mr. Moon’s first ambassadorial appointment. He would succeed career diplomat, Charles L. English who was appointed to the US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007.

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