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David N. Greenlee
Ambassador, Bolivia
Term of Appointment: 11/14/2002 to 09/22/2006

David N. Greenlee was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia on September 5, 2002. The United States Congress confirmed his nomination on November 14, 2002. Previously, Ambassador Greenlee served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay from July 19, 2000 to the present. He was Special Coordinator for Haiti at the Department of State, a position he held from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he served as U.S. Delegate (Ambassador rank) and Chair of the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group (1996-97), Political Advisor to the Army Chief of Staff (1995-96), and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Madrid, Spain (1992-95), Santiago, Chile (1989-92), and La Paz, Bolivia (1987-89).

Ambassador Greenlee entered the Foreign Service in 1974. He has served as Rotational Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru; Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center; Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia; Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel; International Relations Officer in the Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs; Deputy Director in the Office of Egyptian Affairs; and as a student at the National War College. He has won Superior Honor and other Department of State awards.

Ambassador Greenlee was born on June 3, 1943, in White Plains, New York. He received a BA from Yale University in 1965. He has also studied at the Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain. He served in the Army from 1968 to 1971, receiving an honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant. His military decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Vietnam Service Medal, among other awards. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia from 1965-67. He speaks Spanish, French, and Guarani.


Released on November 14, 2002

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