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On June 11, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Laurence D. Wohlers to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic. The WH released the following brief bio:
Laurence D. Wohlers is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He is currently serving as Senior Advisor for International Programs at the Smithsonian Institution. Previous assignments include Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the European Union and Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Other overseas assignments include Belgium, Madagascar, Japan, Central African Republic, Mauritania and Benin.
Wohlers received an M.S. from the National War College and a B.A from Washington University in St. Louis.
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