United States Ambassador to Moldova

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United States Ambassador to Moldova
Ambasadorul Statelor Unite în Moldova
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Incumbent
William H. Moser

since August 2, 2011
Inaugural holder Mary Pendleton
as Ambassador
Formation March 1992
Website U.S. Embassy - Chisinau

The United States Ambassador to Moldova is the official representative of the President of the United States to the head of state of Moldova.

Until 1991, the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic had been a constituent SSR of the Soviet Union. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Supreme Soviet of the Moldavian SSR declared itself independent on August 27, 1991 and renamed itself the Republic of Moldova. The United States recognized Moldova on December 26, 1991, and established diplomatic relations February 18, 1992. The U.S. embassy in Chişinău was established March 13, 1992, with Howard Steers as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.[1][2]

Ambassadors and chiefs of mission[edit]

  • Howard Steers – Career FSO
    • Title: Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
    • Appointed: February 18, 1992
    • Presented credentials: —
    • Terminated mission: Superseded by ambassador, August 26, 1992
  • Mary Pendleton – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 11, 1992
    • Presented credentials: August 26, 1992
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 12, 1995
  • John Todd Stewart – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 3, 1995
    • Presented credentials: November 16, 1995
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 5, 1998
  • Rudolf V. Perina – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 29, 1998
    • Presented credentials: September 11, 1998
    • Terminated mission: Left post September 23, 2001
  • Pamela Hyde Smith – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 1, 2001
    • Presented credentials: November 29, 2001
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 10, 2003
  • Heather M. Hodges – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: April 16, 2003
    • Presented credentials: October 3, 2003
    • Terminated mission: Left post April 9, 2006
  • Michael D. Kirby – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 30, 2006
    • Presented credentials: September 21, 2006
    • Terminated mission: Left post June 25, 2008
  • Asif J. Chaudhry – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 11, 2008
    • Presented credentials: September 24, 2008
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 25, 2011
  • Marcus Micheli, as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. since July 25, 2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Background Note: Moldova". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Howard Steers". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 

External links[edit]