Officially In: Scott H. DeLisi — from Nepal to Uganda

English: Scott H. DeLisi, U.S. diplomat. As of...          Image via WikipediaOn January 23, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Scott H. DeLisi as the next Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. The WH released the  following brief bio:

Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and is currently U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, a position he has held since March 2010.  Prior to his assignment in Nepal, Ambassador DeLisi was the Director of Career Development and Assignments in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources.  During his 30 year career in the Foreign Service, Ambassador DeLisi has served as Ambassador to the State of Eritrea and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana.  He has also served as Director for Entry Level Programs in the Bureau of Human Resources, Director for Southern African Affairs, and Chief of the Political Section in Sri Lanka.  His other postings include assignments in Pakistan, Madagascar, and India.

Ambassador DeLisi received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

If confirmed, this would be Ambassador DeLisi’s third ambassadorial appointment.  He will succeed career diplomat, Jerry P. Lanier who was appointed chief of mission at the US Embassy in Kampala in 2009. The US Embassy in Kampala was closed in 1973 and was re-established on Jun 18, 1979, with David Halstead as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. No political appointee has succeeded in getting an appointment as US Ambassador to Kampala since then.


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