Officially In: Robert P. Jackson to Yaounde

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On June 25, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Robert P. Jackson to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon. The WH released the following brief bio:

Robert P. Jackson is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He is currently Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Morocco.  Prior to that he was Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires, a.i., at the U.S. Embassy in Senegal.  Mr. Jackson has also served as Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy; Coordinator of the Entry-Level Officer Training Program; and Country Officer for Botswana, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.  His other overseas postings include Burundi, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Portugal and Zimbabwe. 

He received his B.A. from Bowdoin College, his M.A. from The George Washington University and his M.S. from National Defense University.