Posted: 2:23 am ET
Updated: July 2, 2018
Update: On May 24, 2018, the White House sent the following withdrawal to the Senate:
WITHDRAWAL SENT TO THE SENATE
Edward Masso, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Estonia, which was sent to the Senate on September 5, 2017.
On September 2, President Trump announced his intent to nominate retired Admiral Edward Masso to be Ambassador to Estonia. The WH released the following brief bio:
Admiral Edward Masso to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Estonia. Mr. Masso is a highly decorated Naval Officer who is the founder and president of Flagship Connection, a consulting company focused on business development, strategic planning, and operations analysis in the areas of missile defense, cyber security, and data analytics. During his distinguished 32-year career in the U.S. Navy, he held nine command assignments, including Commander, Navy Personnel Command/Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel. He has served in NATO and the United States European Command. Mr. Masso is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Cyber Security. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1977.
JINSA has a detailed bio of Admiral Masso here.
if confirmed, this gentleman will@be the new US ambassador to Estonia REAR ADMIRAL (retired) EDWARD MASSO https://t.co/qbHLnh7Knn
— andreaskaju (@andreaskaju) September 2, 2017
#Bannon's navy buddy, Edward "Sonny" Masso pic.twitter.com/Rx7G46UO4H
— Sara Jane LaLiberté Mäki (@SaraJaneMaki) January 29, 2017
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