Image by Icarus Kuwait via FlickrOn May 4, 2011, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Matthew H. Tueller to be Ambassador to the State of Kuwait. The WH released the following brief bio:
Matthew H. Tueller, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Cairo. Since joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1985, other overseas assignments have included Political Minister Counselor at Embassy Baghdad; Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Kuwait; Political Counselor at Embassy Riyadh; Chief of the U.S. Office in Aden, Yemen; Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Doha; Political Officer at Embassy London; and Political Officer and Consular Officer at Embassy Amman. Washington assignments have included Deputy Director in the Office of Northern Gulf Affairs and Egypt Desk Officer.
Mr. Tueller holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a M.P.P. from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
If confirmed, Mr. Tueller would succeed career diplomat, Deborah Jones who arrived in Kuwait on April 2008 as the fifteenth United States Ambassador to the State of Kuwait since Kuwaiti independence in 1961.