Robert Porter Jackson Is New US Ambassador To Ghana

Robert Porter Jackson Is New US Ambassador To Ghana

The United States (US) have assigned Robert Porter Jackson as the new ambassador to Ghana.

Robert Porter Jackson arrived in Ghana Friday to replace the current ambassador of the United States of America, Gene Cretz.

Ambassador Robert Porter was sworn  by President Barack Obama in November.

His work in Ghana begins when he hands over his letter of credentials to President John Dramani Mahama.

Ambassador Jackson has served as the U.S. Department of State’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs since October 2013. From 2010 to 2013 he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon.

Ambassador Jackson’s previous overseas assignments include:

Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Rabat, Morocco

Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Dakar, Senegal

Political/Economic Counselor, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Political-Military Officer, Lisbon, Portugal

Chief of the Political Section, Harare, Zimbabwe

Political/Economic Officer in Bujumbura, Burundi

Consular/Economic Officer in Montreal, Canada

He has also served in Washington, D.C., as the Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy; as the Country Officer for Zimbabwe, Botswana and Nigeria; and as the Coordinator of the Entry-Level Officer Training Program and Deputy Director of the Orientation Division at the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute.

Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1982, Ambassador Jackson taught French and English as a foreign language at the Institute Montana in Zugerberg, Switzerland. He had previously taught English and American Civilization at the University of Clermont in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Ambassador Jackson earned his M.S. in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University, his M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and his B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Ambassador Jackson speaks French and Portuguese.

Source: U.S Embassy

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