J. Curtis Struble
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On January 16, 2004, career Foreign Service Officer James Curtis (Curt) Struble was sworn in as Ambassador to Peru. Ambassador Struble previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs from November 22, 2002 until July 23, 2003. He had been Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau since July 2002.
From June 2001 until July 2002, Ambassador Struble was the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Departmentís Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs charged with providing broad policy oversight of U.S. relations with South America (the Andean Region and Brazil and the Southern Cone). He also coordinated economic and trade issues involving the Western Hemisphere. Ambassador Struble is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. He has served at U.S. Embassies in Ecuador, Thailand, Honduras, Spain, Russia and Mexico.
Ambassador Struble was born in Visalia, California. He was awarded B.A. degrees in Russian History and in Slavic Languages and Literature by the University of California (Berkeley) in 1975. During the 1988-89 academic year, he was a Foreign Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California. In his 27-year career with the State Department, Ambassador Struble has received eight awards for distinguished service.
Released on January 16, 2004