Thursday, June 30, 2011

Officially In: Thomas C. Krajeski to Manama

Thomas C KrajeskiImage via WikipediaOn June 28, President Obama anounced his intent to nominate Thomas C. Krajeski to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The WH released the following brief bio:

Ambassador Thomas C. Krajeski, a career member of the Foreign Service since 1979, currently serves as Senior Vice President of the National Defense University.  Prior to this assignment, from 2008 to 2009, Ambassador Krajeski served at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as the Senior Advisor to the Ambassador on Northern Iraq Affairs.  From 2007 to 2008, he was the Director of Career Development and Assignments for the Department of State.  From 2004 to 2007, Ambassador Krajeski served as U.S. Ambassador to Yemen.  Previous overseas assignments include:  Political Advisor to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer at the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq; Principal Officer and Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Dubai, UAE; Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt; Deputy Chief of the Consular Section in Warsaw, Poland; Consular Officer in Madras, India; and General Services Officer in Kathmandu, Nepal.  In Washington, Ambassador Krajeski has previously served as the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Northern Gulf Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Political Desk Officer on the India Desk, Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center, and in the State Department Press Office.

Ambassador Krajeski received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

If confirmed, Ambassador Krajeski would succeed career diplomat, J. Adam Ereli who was appointed to Manama in 2007.

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