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Joseph D. Stafford III
Ambassador, Republic of The Gambia
Term of Appointment: 07/23/2004 to 07/05/2007

Joseph Stafford has been nominated by the White House to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia confirmed by the Senate on June 25, and attested by the Presidnt on July 2, 2004.  Ambassador Stafford arrived in Banjul  August 16, 2004 and assumed duties. 

Prior to that, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) to Abidjan; DCM to Tunis (1998-2001); DCM to Algiers (1996-98); DCM to Nouakchott (1993-96); Deputy Director of Maghreb Affairs (1991-93); INR Political Analyst/Arabian Peninsula (1989-91); Algiers Political Section Chief (1988-89); Kuwait Political Officer (1986-88); Cairo Political Officer (1983-86); Palermo Administrative Officer (1980-82); Tehran Consular Officer (1979). He joined the Foreign Service in 1978.

Mr. Stafford was born in Oklahoma on March 19, 1950. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee in 1971, and his masters degree in 1975. His foreign languages are Arabic, French, and Italian. He holds Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards as well as the Award for Valor.



Released on July 13, 2004

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