John Cloud

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John Albert Cloud
John A Cloud ambassador.jpg
United States Ambassador to Lithuania
In office
May 30, 2006 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Stephen D. Mull
Succeeded by Anne E. Derse
Personal details
Born 1953 (age 63–64)
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth Cloud
Alma mater University of Connecticut;
George Washington University

John Albert Cloud (born 1953)[1] is a professor in the National Security Affairs Department of the U.S. Naval War College and former ambassador for the United States of America to the Republic of Lithuania.[2] Cloud also holds the William B. Ruger Chair of National Security Economics while specializing in European and economic issues.[3]

Education[edit]

He has completed bachelor studies in University of Connecticut in 1975, and a Masters in International Affairs in George Washington University in 1977. From February 28, 2005 to September 2, 2005 he was a US ambassador to Germany ad interim. From July 18, 2006 to July 7, 2009 he served as ambassador to Lithuania.[4]

Career[edit]

Professor Cloud served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania from August 2006 to July 2009 and he previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy located in Berlin, Germany.[5]

Cloud was also a special assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council staff from 2001 - 2003. John Cloud later became Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union from 1999 to 2001. During this period of time from 1996 to 1999, Mr. Cloud served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.[5]

From 1991 to 1995, Cloud was the Economic Counselor at the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany. He served at the State Department from 1988 to 1991.[5] He serves as a professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he holds the William B. Ruger Chair of National Security Economics.[6]

Family[edit]

He has a wife Mary Elizabeth and 2 children.[4][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John A. Cloud Jr. (1953–)
  2. ^ US Naval War College Archived 2012-03-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  4. ^ a b US Department of State
  5. ^ a b c "Ambassador John A. Cloud". U.S Naval War College. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Naval War College. John A. Cloud Faculty Profile Archived 2016-08-06 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  7. ^ www.nndb.com
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Stephen D. Mull
Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania
2006-2009
Succeeded by
Anne E. Derse
Preceded by
Daniel R. Coats
Ambassador of the United States to Germany
2005
Succeeded by
William R. Timken, Jr.