President Obama nominates Elisabeth I. Millard for U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan.

08/07/2015 12:25
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, July 8, 2015, Asia-Plus -- According to the White House’s website, U.S. President Barack Obama on July 7 announced his intent to nominate Elisabeth I. Millard for the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan.

Elisabeth I. Millard, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Deputy Executive Secretary at the Department of State, a position she has held since 2013.

Previously, Ms. Millard served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan from 2011 to 2013, as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco from 2008 to 2011, and as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South and Central Asian Affairs on the National Security Council staff from 2006 to 2008.  Prior to that, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal from 2004 to 2006, as Director for South and Central Asian Affairs on the National Security Council staff from 2002 to 2004, and as Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India from 2000 to 2002.  Ms. Millard also served as a Desk Officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and a Watch Officer in the Executive Secretariat at the Department of State.  She began her career in the Foreign Service with assignments in the Czech Republic and Denmark.  Earlier in her career, Ms. Millard worked for Delphi International, the United States Agency for International Development in New Delhi, India, and for Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company in Manama, Bahrain.  Ms. Millard received a B.S. from the London School of Economics and an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. 

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