An experienced foreign affairs professional, I worked for the State Department as a political officer for 33 years and retired in 2013 as a Senior Foreign Service Officer.
I served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic (2002-05) and also in Warsaw, Poland (2005-08). In 2008-09, I led a Provincial Reconstruction Team of more than 40 U.S. Government direct-hires in south-central Iraq, working closely with the U.S. military on political reconciliation.
Subsequently I was detailed by the State Department as a professor at the National War College for two years. I concluded my Foreign Service career as a Senior Inspector in the Office of the Inspector General (2011-13), where I served numerous times as deputy team leader of OIG teams inspecting Lusaka, Nairobi, Rabat, Beirut, Santiago and Buenos Aires.
Successfully negotiated flexible language of parliamentary authorization of Czech military support for Operation Iraqi Freedom
Led public diplomacy effort to gain Polish support for deployment of interceptors as part of a missile defense shield.
Oversaw embassy support for 2002 NATO summit in Prague and for hosting the President for a four-day visit.
Was one of two PRT leaders in Iraq to have a channel of communication with Sadrist officials in an effort to promote political reconciliation.
Partially drafted and edited an inspection report of an embassy that prompted the Department to recall the chief of mission within two weeks.
As the senior career Foreign Service Officer, managed two embassies with multiple U.S. Government agency representation.
Instituted professional development programs in two embassies for entry-level FSOs and mentored them through regular meetings.
Initiated a pilot 360-assessment of Embassy Prague employees.
Phd. studies 1977-80 interrupted by entry to Foreign Service
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