Officially In: Tracey Ann Jacobson — from FSI to Kosovo

English: Tracey Ann Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador ...                    Image via WikipediaOn January 23, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Tracey Ann Jacobson as the next Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo. The WH released the following brief bio:

Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).  Prior to joining FSI, she served as U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan (2006-2009) and U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan (2003-2006).  Previously, she was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia.  Prior to her assignment in Riga, Ambassador Jacobson served as Deputy Executive Secretary at the National Security Council.  Other assignments have included overseas postings in Seoul, Korea; Nassau, Bahamas; and Moscow, Russia.  Ambassador Jacobson’s Washington assignments have included service in State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Office of the Under Secretary for Management.

Ambassador Jacobson received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from John Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

If confirmed, this would be Ambassador Jacobson’s third ambassadorial appointment; she would only be the third chief of mission assigned to the US Embassy in Pristina. She will succeed career diplomat, Christopher Dell who was appointed to post in May 2009.

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