United States Ambassador to Pakistan

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Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan
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Incumbent
Richard Olson

since September 24, 2012
NominatorBarack Obama
Inaugural holderPaul H. Alling
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
FormationSeptember 20, 1947
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Islamabad
 
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Ambassador of the United States to Pakistan
Department of state.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Richard Olson

since September 24, 2012
NominatorBarack Obama
Inaugural holderPaul H. Alling
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
FormationSeptember 20, 1947
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Islamabad

The U.S. embassy in Karachi was established August 15, 1947 with Edward W. Holmes as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, pending the appointment of an ambassador. The first ambassador, Paul H. Alling, was appointed on September 20, 1947. Anne W. Patterson was nominated as United States Ambassador to Pakistan in May 2007, replacing Ryan C. Crocker who was appointed United States Ambassador to Iraq after completing three years of service in Pakistan. In 2010, her post was succeeded by Cameron Munter. The American ambassador is based in the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad.

Ambassadors[edit]

U.S. diplomatic terms


Career FSO
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.

Political appointee
A person who is not a career foreign service officer, but is appointed by the president (often as a reward to political friends).

Appointed
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.

Presented credentials
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.

Terminated mission
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.

Chargé d'affaires
The person in charge of the business of the embassy when there is no ambassador commissioned to the host country. See chargé d'affaires.

Ad interim
Latin phrase meaning "for the time being", "in the meantime". See ad interim.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alling was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on December 9, 1947.
  2. ^ Cochran took the oath of office, but did not proceed to the post.
  3. ^ Avra was commissioned on December 28, 1949, during a recess of the Senate but did not serve under the recess appointment. He was nominated again, confirmed by the United States Senate, and commissioned on February 2, 1950.
  4. ^ Cabot was commissioned during a recess of the Senate but did not serve under this appointment.
  5. ^ Hildreth was reaccredited when Pakistan became a republic and formally received April 23, 1956.
  6. ^ Vest’s nomination was withdrawn May 5, 1977.
  7. ^ Raphel died on August 17, 1988 in an airplane crash near Bhawalpur with Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq and Brigadier General Herbert M. Wassom, chief of the U.S. military group in Pakistan.
  8. ^ Oakley was commissioned during a recess of the Senate and recommissioned after confirmation on October 17, 1988.

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