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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry swears in Paul Jones as the next U.S. Ambassador to Poland at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2015. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
Certificate of Competency via State/HR –Jones Paul W. – Republic of Poland – June 2015
From the White House announcement, June 8, 2015:
Paul Wayne Jones, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, a position he has held since 2013. Mr. Jones previously served as Ambassador to Malaysia from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2009 to 2010. He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines from 2005 to 2009 and at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Jones served as Director in the State Department’s Office of South Central Europe from 2001 to 2003 and as Director of the Office of the Secretariat Staff from 2000 to 2001. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Jones was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia. His earlier assignments with the Department of State include postings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, and Russia.
Mr. Jones received a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. from the Naval War College.