President of the United States, Joe Biden, has nominated John R. Bass as a candidate for Under Secretary of State (Management), reported the White House.
John R. Bass was Ambassador to Georgia in 2009-2012 and currently holds the post of Senior Advisor at the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. Bass has also served as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey.
“Previously, Bass focused, among other things, on supporting US government efforts to mobilize allies and marshal resources to combat terrorism and instability in Iraq, Syria, and Southwest Asia,” reports the White House. “He served at seven US Missions overseas, including as Team Leader of the Provincial Reconstruction Team – Baghdad at the American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. In addition, he was the Executive Secretary of the State Department and held other senior leadership positions at the Department of State. Bass earned an A.B. Cum Laude from Syracuse University.”
By Ketevan Skhirtladze