On June 8, President Obama announced his intent to nominate James F. Entwistle to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The WH released the following brief bio:
James F. Entwistle is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He is currently the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. He previously served at Embassy Bangkok as head of the Refugee Assistance Unit. Prior to that Mr. Entwistle served as Deputy Chief of Mission for both the U.S. Embassies in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bangui, Central African Republic. Other overseas assignments include posts in Yaoundé, Douala, Kuala Lumpur and Niamey. In Washington, he served as watch officer in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the desk officer for Kenya and Uganda in the Bureau of African Affairs.
Mr. Entwistle is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina.