Obama nominates Richard Mills for US Ambassador to Armenia
YEREVAN, July 11. /ARKA/. US president Barak Obama proposed the candidacy of Richard M. Mills, Jr. as his pick to become the US Ambassador to Armenia, asbarez.com reports. If confirmed by the Senate, Mills will replace current ambassador John Heffern.
Mills is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He also holds a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and received a Masters Degree in International Security Affairs from the National Defense University in 2005. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Rick practiced law in Washington D.C.
Mills joined the Foreign Service in 1988, serving at Embassy Paris as a consular officer, then as staff aide to the Ambassador. He returned to Washington to join the Soviet Desk, eventually becoming desk officer for the newly independent Armenia and Azerbaijan, followed by a tour as a political officer at the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. –0—