Pamela L. Spratlen
|United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan|
January 27, 2015 – October 4, 2018
|Preceded by||George A. Krol|
|Succeeded by||Daniel N. Rosenblum|
|United States Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan|
March 3, 2011 – December 12, 2014
|Preceded by||Tatiana C. Gfoeller|
|Succeeded by||Sheila Gwaltney|
|Born||1954 (age 65–66)|
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|Alma mater||Wellesley College|
United States Army War College
University of California, Berkeley
Early life and education
Pamela Spratlen was born in Columbus, Ohio and was raised in Washington State and California. Her father, Thaddeus Spratlen, was a professor in the Department of Marketing at the University of Washington’s School of Business. As a younger man, Thaddeus Spratlen also applied to join the Foreign Service, but was blocked by more racially restrictive hiring policies by the State Department at that time. Pamela Spratlen's mother, Lois Price Spratlen, was an associate professor and ombudsman at the University of Washington’s School of Nursing.
Pamela Spratlen graduated from Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles in 1972. Spratlen earned her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College in 1976. She also has master's degrees from the United States Army War College and the University of California, Berkeley. Spratlen speaks Russian, French, and Spanish.
Spratlen joined the Foreign Service in 1990. Her first tour as a Foreign Service Officer was in Guatemala (1990–1992). Her past assignments include the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States (1992–1994), the U.S. Mission to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (1995–1998), and the Executive Secretariat (1999–2000). She has also served as Assistance Coordinator at the U.S. embassy in Moscow (2002–2004), Special Assistant to the Counselor of the Department of State (2005–2006), Director of Central Asian Affairs (2006–2007), Director of Western European Affairs (2007–2008), and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan. Most recently, she served as the United States Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, from 2011 to 2014.
- "Pamela Leora Spratlen (1954–)". U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian. January 27, 2015. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
- "Pamela L. Spratlen". U.S. Department of State. December 18, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
- "U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan: Who is Pamela Spratlen?". AllGov. October 19, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
- "U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan". U.S. Department of State. December 18, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
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