Trump nominates U.S. ambassador to Georgia

Trump nominates U.S. ambassador to Georgia

U.S. President Donald Trump has presented Californian Kelly Degnan for the role of the new U.S. ambassador to Georgia.

Degnan currently serves as the political advisor to the Commander of United States Naval Forces Europe – United States Naval Forces Africa.

Previously, she was deputy chief of mission of the United States mission to Italy, deputy executive secretary of the Department of State, and Deputy Chief of mission of the United States Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo.

During her 25-year career, she has served as political counselor at the United States mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, Belgium, senior civilian representative to Brigade Combat Team Salerno in Khost, Afghanistan, and deputy political counselor at the United States Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

She has 25 years of diplomatic experience and is a recipient of the Secretary of State’s Expeditionary Service Award, Agenda.ge reported.

Trump’s administration says that Degnan also served as a special assistant to the Secretary of State and to the Undersecretary for Political Affairs at the Department of State.

The post has been vacant since March 2018.

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