United States Ambassador to Mongolia
|Ambassador of the United States to Mongolia|
Seal of the United States Department of State
|Inaugural holder||Steven Mann
as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim
|Formation||Apr 17, 1988|
|Website||U.S. Embassy - Ulaanbaatar|
This is a list of United States Ambassadors to Mongolia. The United States established diplomatic relations with then-People's Republic of Mongolia on January 27, 1987. The Embassy in Ulaanbaatar was opened Apr 17, 1988, with Steven Mann as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim. Richard Llewellyn Williams was the first ambassador to the Republic, and resided in the District of Columbia. The current Mongolian ambassador to the United States is Altangerel Bulgaa, who succeeded Khasbazaryn Bekhbat when he was appointed on December 7, 2012. The U.S. maintains its embassy in Ulan Bator.
U.S. diplomatic terms
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.
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).
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.
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.
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.
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country. See chargé d'affaires.
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime". See ad interim.
|Termination of Mission||Comment|
|Richard Llewellyn Williams||Foreign Service officer||11-Jul-1988||02-Apr-1990|
|Joseph Edward Lake||Foreign Service officer||27-Jun-1990||30-Aug-1993|
|Donald C. Johnson||Foreign Service officer||02-Aug-1993||16-Aug-1996|
|Llewellyn Hedgbeth||Foreign Service officer||Aug-1996||Dec-1997||Chargé d'Affaires ad interim|
|Alphonse F. LaPorta||Foreign Service officer||24-Oct-1997||03-Nov-2000|
|John R. Dinger||Foreign Service officer||14-Jun-2000||20-Jan-2003|
|Pamela J. H. Slutz||Foreign Service officer||04-Sep-2003||08-Sep-2006|
|Mark C. Minton||Foreign Service officer||30-May-2006||2009|
|Jonathan Addleton||Foreign Service officer||09-Nov-2009||July 2012|
|Piper Campbell||Foreign Service officer||24-Aug-2012||07-Aug-2015|
|Jennifer Zimdahl Galt||Foreign Service officer||05-Oct-2015||Incumbent|
- United States Department of State: Background notes on Mongolia
- This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State website http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm (Background Notes).