Ryan Crocker

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1949 –

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Who is Ryan Crocker?

Ryan Clark Crocker is a Career Ambassador within the United States Foreign Service and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has served as United States Ambassador to Afghanistan and as United States Ambassador to Iraq. Prior to those appointments, he was the American Ambassador to Pakistan; Syria; Kuwait; and to Lebanon. In January 2010 he became Dean of Texas A&M University's George Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Crocker "one of our very best foreign service officers"; President George W. Bush called him America's Lawrence of Arabia and noted that General David Petraeus had said that "it was a great honor for me to be his military wingman."

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Jun 19, 1949
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Arts, Whitman College
    English Literature
    ( - 1971)
  • University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin
  • United States Ambassador to Afghanistan, United States Department of State
    (2011/07/25 - )
  • United States Ambassador to Iraq, United States Department of State
    (2007/03/26 - 2009/02/13)
  • United States Ambassador to Pakistan, United States Department of State
    (2004/11/25 - 2007/03/28)
  • United States Ambassador to Syria, United States Department of State
    (1998 - 2001)
  • United States Ambassador to Kuwait, United States Department of State
    (1994 - 1997)
  • United States Ambassador to Lebanon, United States Department of State
    (1990 - 1993)
Lived in
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Turkey

on July 23, 2013


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