On July 1, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Paul W. Jones to be Ambassador to Malaysia. The WH released the following brief bio:
Paul W. Jones is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He is currently the Deputy to the Special Representative and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mr. Jones previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires in the Philippines. Prior assignments include Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and Deputy Chief of Mission in Macedonia. Other overseas posts include Colombia and Russia. In Washington, he has served as Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff and Director of the European Bureau’s Balkans office.
Mr. Jones graduated from Cornell University and received Master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and the Naval War College.