Officially In: Dan W. Mozena to Dhaka

Dan Mozena, U.S. Ambassador to Angola                    Image via WikipediaOn May 13, 2011, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Dan W. Mozena to be Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The WH released the following brief bio:

Ambassador Dan W. Mozena is currently a Professor at the National War College on detail from the U.S. Department of State.  From 2007-2010, Ambassador Mozena served as the U.S. Ambassador to Angola.  A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Mozena served as Director for the Office of Southern African Affairs from 2004 to 2007.  Immediately prior to returning to Washington as Director, Ambassador Mozena was Deputy Chief of Mission in Lusaka, Zambia, where he began his Foreign Service career in 1982.   From 1998-2001, Ambassador Mozena was Political/Economic Counselor in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  At Embassy Islamabad, Ambassador Mozena held the position of Deputy Political Counselor from 1995-1998.  Ambassador Mozena was Officer-in-Charge for South Africa and Deputy Director for Southern African Affairs during South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.  Other overseas assignments have included New Delhi, India and then-Zaire, where he and his wife had earlier served as Peace Corps Volunteers.

Ambassador Mozena received a B.S. from Iowa State University, and a M.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

If confirmed, Ambassador Mozena would succeed career diplomat, James F. Moriarty who was confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on March 13, 2008.

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