Posted: 2:50 am ET
The WH announced last week the President’s intent to nominate PACOM’s Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Australia. If confirmed, Admirall Harris would succeed political appointee Morrell John Berry (1959–) who was Ambassador to Canberra from 2013–2016. The last career diplomat appointed to Australia was Edward William Gnehm Jr. (1944–) who served from 2000–2001.
Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the United States Pacific Command, is expected to become ambassador to Australia. He's a vocal critic of China’s military expansion in the region. https://t.co/yXvGJ4mgHZ pic.twitter.com/UktWlMRrbX
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