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John, Eric G.

BIOGRAPHY

 

Photo of Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric G JohnEric G. John

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Term of Appointment: June 2005 to present

 

Eric G. John is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He joined the Foreign Service in 1983 and has served primarily in East Asia.  He assumed his current position in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in June 2005.  From 2002 to 2005, Mr. John was the Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea.

 

Mr. John has served three tours in Korea, and has been the Deputy Director of Korean Affairs in Washington.  He also served as the Deputy Principal Officer of the U.S Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and in the Orderly Departure Program at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.  He also served at the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.  

 

Mr. John grew up in New Castle, Indiana.  He holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a graduate degree in National Security Studies from the National War College.  His foreign languages are Korean and Vietnamese.  He and his wife have two children.      


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