Tracey Ann Jacobson

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Tracey Ann Jacobson is an American diplomat and a former United States Ambassador to both Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.[1] She also served as the Deputy Director of the State Department's Foreign Service Institute, and served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo from 2012 to mid-2015.


Jacobson received her Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University, and her Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Jacobson served as Deputy Executive Secretary at the National Security Council at the White House, where she facilitated the development of foreign policy initiatives for the National Security Advisor and the President.

Jacobson, a career member of the Foreign Service, has served overseas in Seoul, South Korea, Nassau, Bahamas, and Moscow, Russia. Her domestic assignments have included the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Management.

She served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia, as the U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan (August 2003-July 2006), and as the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan from August 2006 until resigning from that position in August 2009 (replaced by Kenneth E. Gross, Jr. as of 12 August 2009). On January 23, 2012, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Ambassador Jacobson as the next Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Laura E. Kennedy
United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan
Succeeded by
Robert E. Patterson, Jr.
Preceded by
Richard E. Hoagland
United States Ambassador to Tajikistan
Succeeded by
Kenneth E. Gross, Jr.
Preceded by
Christopher Dell
United States Ambassador to Kosovo


  1. ^ Tracey A. Jacobson (2008-06-25). "TAJIKISTAN - KHOROG DEMONSTRATIONS SHOW MORE OF VULNERABILITY OF PRESIDENT RAHMON'S GOVERNMENT". Dushanbe: WikiLeaks. Archived from the original on 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2014-06-20. According to press reports, on June 18, approximately 300 residents of Khorog gathered in front of the government building to protest news that the government had sent additional troops to the region. After negotiations with the leaders of the group, which included Alim Sherzamonov, the local representative of the Social Democratic Party, protesters dispersed. 

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