Monday, April 4, 2011

Officially In: Paul Wohlers to Skopje

Stone Bridge in Skopje, MacedoniaImage by Optic Optimacy via FlickrOn March 11, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Paul Wohlers to be Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia. The WH released the following brief bio:

Paul Wohlers is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as Deputy Executive Secretary at the U.S. Department of State.  Mr. Wohlers previously served as Director of the Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission and ChargĂ© d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Deputy Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff, and Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Wohlers held diplomatic postings at U.S. embassies in Bucharest, Moscow, and Nicosia.  In Washington, Mr. Wohlers worked on arms control issues in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and was Desk Officer for Bangladesh in the Bureau of South Asian Affairs.  He also served on the Executive Secretariat Staff.  He also served as a Naval Flight Officer.

Mr. Wohlers is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and earned a J.D. from the University of Washington.

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