Richard Norland to replace John Bass in Georgia
Richard Norland is expected to replace John Bass, the U.S. Ambassador to Georgia, White House reports.
The statement released on the White House official website says President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Richard Norland as Ambassador to Georgia.
"Ambassador Richard Norland, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, serves as the International Affairs Advisor and Deputy Commandant at the National War College. From September 2007 to July 2010, he was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan. Prior to which, he served for two years as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Additional overseas assignments have included: Deputy Chief of Mission in Riga, Latvia; Diplomat with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs team in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan; Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin; and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. He was Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council for two years during the Clinton and Bush administrations. Ambassador Norland has a B.S. from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and master`s degrees from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and National War College," the release says.