Officially In: Piper Campbell — from Iraq to Mongolia

On March 2, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Piper Campbell as the next Ambassador to Mongolia. The WH released the following brief bio:

Piper A. W. Campbell is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and has served as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq since July 2011.  Prior to her time in Iraq, Ms. Campbell was Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.  From 2006 to 2009, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S Embassy in Cambodia.  Other overseas posts have included Counselor for Humanitarian Affairs for the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland; Advisor to the USAID Mission Director in Croatia; Senior Advisor to the Head of Civilian Affairs for the United Nations Transitional Administration in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia; General Services Officer in Belgium; and General Services Officer and Consular Officer in the Philippines.  Domestically,  Ms. Campbell has served as an Advisor on Asian Issues for the U.S. Mission to the U.N.; Human Rights Officer in the Bureau of International Organizations; and a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center.

Ms. Campbell holds a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School.

Consul General Piper A. W. Campbell is congratulated by local community leaders and guests for her appointment of consul general during a ceremony held at the Basrah International Airport July 5, 2011. Photo by Spc. Brittany Gardner via dvidshub.net

If confirmed, Ms. Campbell would succeed career diplomat, Jonathan Addleton, who was appointed chief of mission to Ulaanbaatar in 2009.  We have previously posted about Ms. Campbell here and here during the opening of the USCG in Basrah.

 

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Officially In: Peter W. Bodde — from Iraq to Nepal

On March 2, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Peter W. Bodde as the next Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The WH released the following brief bio:

Ambassador Peter W. Bodde, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is currently the Assistant Chief of Mission for Assistance Transition in Iraq and Coordinator for Minority Issues at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.  Previously, Ambassador Bodde served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi from 2008 to 2010.  From 2006 to 2008, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.  From 2002 to 2006, he was Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany.  Ambassador Bodde joined the Foreign Service in 1981, and has served in Georgetown, Guyana; Kathmandu, Nepal; Hamburg, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; Copenhagen, Denmark; and New Delhi, India where he was the Minister Counselor for Administrative Affairs.  He has also served in various State Department positions in Washington, most recently as the Director of the Office of Management Policy.

He received his B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Photo by Sgt. Shawn Miller via dvidshub.net

If confirmed, Ambassador Bodde would succeed career diplomat, Scott DeLisi who was recently appointed the next Ambassador to Uganda.

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Officially In: Edward (Ned) Alford — from Frankfurt to The Gambia

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On March 2, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Edward (Ned) Alford as the next Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia. The WH released the following brief bio:

Edward (Ned) Alford, a career Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Minister Counselor, serves as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Alford was Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Management.  Since joining the Foreign Service in 1978, Mr. Alford’s overseas assignments have included: Management Counselor in Baghdad and Islamabad; Management Minister Counselor in Moscow; General Services Officer in Rome and Dhaka; Management Officer in Windhoek; Addis Ababa, and Leningrad; Information Systems Officer in Nairobi; and Consular Officer in Manama.  In Washington, Mr. Alford’s assignments have included Executive Director of the Bureaus of Near East Asia and South Central Asian Affairs, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Management, and Post Management Officer for East Africa.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1976.  He received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University.

If confirmed, Mr. Alford would succeed career diplomat, Pamela White who was recently appointed as the next Ambassador to Haiti.

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