Posted: 4:17 am ET
On October 27, President Trump announced his intent to nominate career diplomat Joel Danies to be the U.S. Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe. The WH released the following brief bio:
Joel Danies of Maryland to be Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Gabonese Republic and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. Mr. Danies, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1987. He is currently Associate Dean of the School of Professional and Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute, at the Department of State. Mr. Danies has served in senior-level Department of State positions at home and abroad. He earned a master’s degree from National War College in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland, College Park. He speaks French, Haitian-Creole and Arabic.
Is it just us or are the bios of career diplomats getting the minimalist treatment now? The WH-released bio doesn’t mention prior assignments anymore, only that the nominee has “served in senior-level Department of State positions at home and abroad.”
— Embassy of Haiti (@EmbassyOfHaiti) March 29, 2015