#PulseExplains Who is Robert P. Jackson, USA's latest ambassador to Ghana?

USA's latest ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, will be the 23rd ambassador the United States has sworn in since Embassy in Accra was established March 6, 1957, with Donald W. Lamm in charge as chargé d'affaires.

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USA's latest ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson plans to arrive in Ghana and take up duties in Jan.'16.

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The US Embassy in Ghana yesterday announced that a new ambassador to Ghana had been sworn in to take over from Gene A. Cretz, who was sworn-in by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on September 11, 2012.

USA's latest ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, will be the 23rd ambassador the United States has sworn in since Embassy in Accra was established March 6, 1957, with Donald W. Lamm in charge as chargé d'affaires.

Before taking up the position of ambassador to Ghana, he became Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs in October 2013 and most recently served as Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon.

Mr. Jackson’s previous assignments include postings as

  • Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Rabat, Morocco;
  • Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Dakar, Senegal;
  • Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.;
  • Political/Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire;
  • Political-Military Officer in Lisbon, Portugal;
  • Coordinator of the Entry-Level Officer Training Program (A-100) and Deputy Director of the Orientation Division at the Foreign Service Institute;
  • Country Officer for Zimbabwe and Botswana;
  • Chief of the Political Section in Harare, Zimbabwe;
  • Country Officer for Nigeria;
  • Political/Economic Officer in Bujumbura, Burundi;
  • Consular/Economic Officer in Montreal, Canada.

Mr. Jackson has been a Member of the Senior Foreign Service since December 2003. In 2006, he received the James A. Baker III – C. Howard Wilkins, Jr., Award for Outstanding Deputy Chief of Mission. He has also received three individual superior honor awards and two individual meritorious honor awards.

The US Embassy in Ghana officially announced his appointment on Monday, 20-November-2015 via social media platform Twitter;

He is expected to start full operation from Ghana in January 2016.

 

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