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Biden to Tap Career Diplomat to Senior State Department Management Post

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21.07.2021

U.S. President Joe Biden is poised to nominate a seasoned career diplomat, John Bass, to a key U.S. State Department management role as part of his administration’s efforts to revive a demoralized diplomatic corps.

Bass, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Turkey, and Georgia, will be nominated as the undersecretary of state for management, according to a White House official familiar with the matter.

U.S. President Joe Biden is poised to nominate a seasoned career diplomat, John Bass, to a key U.S. State Department management role as part of his administration’s efforts to revive a demoralized diplomatic corps.

Bass, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Turkey, and Georgia, will be nominated as the undersecretary of state for management, according to a White House official familiar with the matter.

The undersecretary post has an outsized role in managing the State Department’s employees. Patrick Kennedy, who served as undersecretary of state........

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