Joseph A. Mussomeli
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|Joseph Adamo Mussomeli|
May 26, 1952 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Ambassador Joseph Adamo Mussomeli|
|Occupation||Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia|
He was born in New York City on May 26, 1952. By his high school years, his family had settled down in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1970, going from there to Rutgers University for two years before taking time off to hitch-hike through Europe. Upon returning to the United States, he attended Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) and graduated summa cum laude in 1975, earning a BA in Political Science. In 1978, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law–Camden.
He is married to Sharon Flack Mussomeli, a retired foreign service officer. They have three children: Isaac, Alessia, and Thomas who was adopted as an infant from the Missionaries of Charity Home of Joy in Manila, Philippines.
His hobbies include writing poetry and short plays.
Before entering the US Foreign Service in 1980, Mussomeli worked as a Deputy Attorney General in New Jersey. His first overseas assignment was in Cairo, Egypt. Among his assignments in Washington, D.C. was North Korea. The other countries he worked in included the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Bahrain, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Slovenia.
While in Slovenia, Mussomeli frequently provided his opinions and advice on the general issues and challenges faced by the Slovenian society. In 2013, some Slovenian diplomats accused him of inappropriately interfering with the internal politics of the Republic of Slovenia. These diplomats also claimed that certain ambassadors of other countries in Slovenia found Mussomeli's interference to be inappropriate, but did not name those countries.
- Joseph Mussomeli, Ambassador to Cambodia, to Discuss U.S. Foreign Policy & International Law on October 9 Visit. Accessed June 6, 2009.
- The Candidate is Joseph Adam Mussomeli In Slovene: "Kandidat je Joseph Adam Mussomeli"), Delo, 21 July 2010.
- Open Letter to Ambassador of U.S.A., His Excellency Joseph Mussomeli (In Slovene: "Odprto pismo veleposlaniku ZDA, njegovi ekscelenci Josephu Mussomeliju"), Dnevnik, 17 January 2013
- New criticism of Ambassador of U.S.A., Joseph Mussomeli (In Slovene: "Nova kritika ameriškega veleposlanika Mussomelija"), Delo, 17 January 2013
- US Embassy Phnom Penh Website
- United States Department of State: Biography of Joseph A. Mussomeli
- US Embassy Kabul Website
- US Embassy Ljubljana Website
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