Former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden introduced that he would nominate former Secretary of Inside Ken Salazar to be the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and Morgan Stanley vice chairman Tom Nides to be ambassador to Israel.
Salazar is a former Colorado state legal professional common and a former Democratic senator who left the Senate to hitch the Obama administration in 2009 and lead the Inside Division.
Biden additionally introduced that he’ll nominate Capt. C. B. “Sully” Sullenberger as an ambassador-rank U.S. consultant to the Council of the Worldwide Civil Aviation Group. Sullenberger is a retired airline pilot, identified greatest for efficiently touchdown US Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River in 2009.
For the celebrated ambassador-rank publish of U.S. everlasting consultant to NATO, Biden has chosen Julianne Smith. A former deputy nationwide safety advisor to Biden when he was vice chairman, Smith additionally directed NATO coverage on the Pentagon.
The bulletins have been largely anticipated. However coming as they did whereas Biden is touring abroad, they underscore Biden’s broader purpose of staffing U.S. embassies overseas with skilled and broadly revered diplomats.
Along with the meant nominees above, Biden additionally tapped:
- Julie Chung, for ambassador to Sri Lanka
- Sharon L. Cromer, for ambassador to Gambia
- Troy Damian Fitrell as ambassador to Guinea
- Marc Ostfield for ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay
- Julianne Smith for U.S. everlasting consultant to NATO
- Dr. Cynthia Ann Telles for ambassador to Costa Rica
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