Thomas Hushek: President Trump appoints new U.S. Ambassador for South Sudan

Posted: August 4, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan

Biography of the Incoming U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan, Mr. Thomas Hushek

New US Ambassador to South Sudan, Ambassador Thomas Hushek

New US Ambassador to South Sudan, Ambassador Thomas Hushek

August 4, 2017 (SSB) — Thomas Hushek serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO).A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Hushek most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna from 2013-2015.

He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, (2006-08) and Kolonia, Micronesia (2002-04).

He has had several assignments in or focused on Afghanistan, as the Director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in Kabul (2012-2013), the Senior Civilian Representative at the Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team and Regional Command West (2004-05), and as Afghan Refugee Coordinator in Islamabad and Kabul (1999-2002).

Mr. Hushek’s early diplomatic postings included Khartoum and Moscow.At the Department of State in Washington, Mr. Hushek has served as Director for Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (2010-12) and Director for Central Asia in the Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs (2008-10).

He also served as Afghanistan/Pakistan desk officer (1997-99). Other Washington assignments include the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Mr. Hushek has degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University. He is a native of Wisconsin.

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  1. James Bol Bol says:

    Great , we welcome the new US ambassador to south Sudan Mr. Thomas and we hope he will co-operate with his excellency Gen. Salva Kiir in implementing the peace agreement .
    Because what we are looking for is peace not war, we need peace so that every should work for development and prosperity, we donot want someone that will create war or us to even hear rumours of war Concerning him.

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