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Picture of Robert F. GodecBIOGRAPHY

Robert F. Godec
Ambassador, Tunisia
Term of Appointment: 11/15/2006 to present

Following nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Robert F. Godec arrived in Tunis on November 15, 2006 to take up his duties as U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia.  

Until his appointment, Ambassador Godec served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.  He also served as Deputy Coordinator for the Transition in Iraq, charged with organizing the transition of policy and operational elements of the Coalition Provisional Authority and the standup of U.S. Mission Iraq.

Prior to his work on Iraq, Ambassador Godec was Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa.  He has also served as Economic Counselor at U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya, Assistant Office Director for Thailand and Burma in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Director for Southeast Asian Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Before joining the Foreign Service in 1985, Ambassador Godec earned a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Yale University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.  He also attended the State Department's Senior Seminar and has received numerous superior and meritorious honor awards and commendations.

Ambassador Godec speaks French and German.



Released on February 2, 2007

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