United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia

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Ambassador of the United States to Micronesia
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Incumbent
Dorothea-Maria Rosen

since August 9, 2012
Nominator Barack Obama
Inaugural holder Michael Gordon Wygant
as U.S. Representative
Formation 1987
Website U.S. Embassy Kolonia

U.S. diplomatic terms


Career FSO
After 1915, The United States Department of State began classifying ambassadors as career Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) for those who have served in the Foreign Service for a specified amount of time.

Political appointee
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).

Appointed
The date that the ambassador took the oath of office; also known as “commissioning”. It follows confirmation of a presidential appointment by the Senate, or a Congressional-recess appointment by the president. In the case of a recess appointment, the ambassador requires subsequent confirmation by the Senate.

Presented credentials
The date that the ambassador presented his letter of credence to the head of state or appropriate authority of the receiving nation. At this time the ambassador officially becomes the representative of his country. This would normally occur a short time after the ambassador’s arrival on station. The host nation may reject the ambassador by not receiving the ambassador’s letter, but this occurs only rarely.

Terminated mission
Usually the date that the ambassador left the country. In some cases a letter of recall is presented, ending the ambassador’s commission, either as a means of diplomatic protest or because the diplomat is being reassigned elsewhere and replaced by another envoy.

Chargé d'affaires
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country. See chargé d'affaires.

Ad interim
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime". See ad interim.

This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to the Federated States of Micronesia.

Following World War II, the Federated States of Micronesia, along with several other island nations, were part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, under U.S. administration. Micronesia achieved independence in 1986. The United States recognized Micronesia immediately and established diplomatic relations. On November 3, 1986, the United States opened an Office of the U.S. Representative. The Representative, Michael Gordon Wygant, presented his credentials to the government of Micronesia on October 2, 1987. On September 20, 1989, the Office of the U.S. Representative was upgraded to embassy status. The first U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Aurelia Erskine Brazeal, presented her credentials on September 18, 1990.[1]

Ambassadors[edit]

  • Michael Gordon Wygant – Career FSO[2]
    • Title: United States Representative
    • Appointed: July 31, 1987
    • Presented credentials: October 2, 1987
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 29, 1990

Note: On September 20, 1989, the Office of the U.S. Representative was upgraded to Embassy status and the position of Representative was upgraded to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

  • Aurelia Erskine Brazeal – Career FSO[3]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 6, 1990
    • Presented credentials: September 18, 1990
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 6, 1993
  • March Fong Eu – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: March 28, 1994
    • Presented credentials: May 18, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 5, 1996
  • Cheryl Ann Martin served as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. August 1996–October 1999
  • Diane Edith Watson – Political appointee[4]
    • Appointed: July 7, 1999
    • Presented credentials: October 19, 1999
    • Terminated mission: Left post January 15, 2002
  • Larry Miles Dinger – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 26, 2001
    • Presented credentials: January 14, 2002
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 2, 2004
  • Suzanne K. Hale – Career FSO[5]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 2004
    • Presented credentials: August 25, 2004
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 24, 2007
  • Miriam K. Hughes – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 30, 2007
    • Presented credentials: September 11, 2007
    • Terminated mission: Prior to September 1, 2009
  • Peter A. Prahar – Career FSO[6]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 23, 2009
    • Presented credentials: December 14, 2009
    • Terminated mission: August 5, 2012
  • Dorothea-Maria Rosen – Career FSO[7]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 9, 2012
    • Presented credentials: August 17, 2012
    • Terminated mission: Current

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Micronesia". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Nomination of Michael Gordon Wygant To Be United States Representative to Micronesia". Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Aurelia E. Brazeal". NNDB.com. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  4. ^ An earlier nomination of Watson of Jun 18, 1998, was not acted upon by the Senate.
  5. ^ "US Ambassador to Micronesia". NNDB.com. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  6. ^ "Biography: Peter A. Prahar". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  7. ^ "Biography: Dorothea-Maria Rosen". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 

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