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Wood, Robert A.
Deputy Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs
Term of Appointment: 08/18/2008 to present

Date: 01/16/2009 Location: Washington, DC Description: Deputy Spokesman Robert A. Wood State Dept Photo Robert A. Wood is the State Department's Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs.

Mr. Wood has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and the former U.S. Information Agency since 1988. 

From 2004-2008, he served as the Press Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany.  Prior to his assignment to Berlin, he was Deputy Spokesman at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York (2001-2004).

In Washington, Mr. Wood has worked as a public affairs advisor for the Bureau of African Affairs, as a special assistant to the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and in several positions dealing with the Balkans.

Mr. Wood has also served in public affairs positions in Mexico City, Mexico; Lagos, Nigeria; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Pretoria, South Africa.  His foreign languages are German and Spanish.



Released on August 26, 2008

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