Dan Mozena

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Dan Mozena
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United States Ambassador to Bangladesh
In office
November 24, 2011 – January 12, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byNicholas Dean
Succeeded byMarcia Bernicat
United States Ambassador to Angola
In office
November 19, 2007 – 2010
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byCynthia G. Efird
Succeeded byChristopher J. McMullen
Personal details
Born (1949-05-01) May 1, 1949 (age 69)
Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.
Spouse(s)Grace Feeney
ProfessionDiplomat, Career Ambassador

Dan Mozena (born May 1, 1949 in Dubuque, Iowa) is a United States Foreign Service Officer and a member of the Senior Foreign Service. He served as the United States Ambassador to Angola 2007–2010.

On May 16, 2011, President Obama nominated Mozena to be the next United States Ambassador to Bangladesh.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

Amb. Mozena graduated from Iowa State University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Government. He participated in a Cultural Exchange program to Nepal under the auspices of the National 4-H Council from 1970 to 1971. From 1971 to 1974, Amb. Mozena attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[2] He graduated in 1974 with a Master of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree. From 1974 to 1976, Amb. Mozena was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zaire. Before joining the Foreign Service, Amb. Mozena worked as a Program Specialist from 1977 to 1981 for the National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Foreign Service career[edit]

Amb. Mozena joined the U.S. Foreign Service as a Political Officer in 1981.

  • 1982 - 1983: Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia
  • 1983 - 1985: Economic Officer and Political Officer, U.S. Embassy, Kinshasa, Zaire
  • 1985 - 1988: Public Diplomacy Officer, Office of Strategic Nuclear Policy, Political-Military Bureau, Dept. of State
  • 1988 - 1989: Hindi language study, Foreign Service Institute
  • 1989 - 1992: Deputy Counselor for Political Affairs, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, India
  • 1992 - 1993: Officer-in-Charge, South African Affairs, Dept. of State
  • 1993 - 1995: Deputy Director, Office of Southern African Affairs, Dept. of State
  • 1995 - 1998: Deputy Counselor for Political Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 1998 - 2001: Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2001 - 2004: Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia
  • 2004 - 2007: Director, Office of Southern African Affairs, Dept of State, Washington
  • 2007 - 2010: U.S. Ambassador to Angola, Luanda, Angola
  • 2010 - 2011: Professor of National Security, National War College, Washington
  • 2011 - 2014: U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh[3][4]


Mozena is the second of four sons and one daughter of Kenneth and Edna Mozena. In 1971, Mozena married Grace Feeney. They have two children: Anne (1979) and Mark (1983).


  1. ^ "Nominations & Appointments". United States White House. Retrieved 2011-07-17.
  2. ^ Biography State Department, United States
  3. ^ Ferdous, Hasan (4 December 2014). "Ashraf remarks may hurt US relations". Prothom Alo. Prothom Alo. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/182389.htm

External links[edit]

Media related to Dan Mozena at Wikimedia Commons

Note form Mozena : http://gurumia.com/2014/12/22/goodbye-wonderful-bangladesh-dan-mozena/

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Cynthia G. Efird
United States Ambassador to Angola
Succeeded by
Christopher J. McMullen
Preceded by
Nicholas Dean
United States Ambassador to Bangladesh
Succeeded by
Marcia Bernicat