Obama announces new ambassador for Bangladesh

It’s often said that the appointments of US Embassadors reflect America’s ongoing foreign policy toward a country. Many US Embassadors had the chance to witness or actively engage in Bangladesh’s political changes.

Hermann Ellis was the first ambassador to get appointed in the independent Bangladesh, but he declined the appointment.

Davis Boster was in Dhaka during the terrifying moments of 1974-76. William Milam saw the fall of a long-standing dictator in 1990. Harry Thomas was here when grenades and bombs were terrorizing public gatherings during 2003-05. Patricia Butenis was here when the country was falling from political fry pan to civil-military fire during 2006-07. James Moriarty came during the unelected regime of FUA-MUA’s CTG. And over the fold is Obama administration’s announcement re the new ambassador for Bangladesh. I wonder what he is going to witness during the coming years!

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • Dan W. Mozena, Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Department of State

President Obama said, “These dedicated and accomplished individuals will be valued additions to my Administration as we tackle the important challenges facing America. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

Dan W. Mozena, Nominee for Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Department of State
Ambassador Dan W. Mozena is currently a Professor at the National War College on detail from the U.S. Department of State.  From 2007-2010, Ambassador Mozena served as the U.S. Ambassador to Angola.  A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Mozena served as Director for the Office of Southern African Affairs from 2004 to 2007.  Immediately prior to returning to Washington as Director, Ambassador Mozena was Deputy Chief of Mission in Lusaka, Zambia, where he began his Foreign Service career in 1982.   From 1998-2001, Ambassador Mozena was Political/Economic Counselor in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  At Embassy Islamabad, Ambassador Mozena held the position of Deputy Political Counselor from 1995-1998.

[Links and emphasis were added. Cross-posted at Unheard Voice]


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