#PulseExplains Who is Robert P. Jackson, USA's latest ambassador to Ghana?

USA's latest ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, will be the 23rd ambassador the United States has sworn in since Embassy in Accra was established March 6, 1957, with Donald W. Lamm in charge as chargé d'affaires.

  • Published:
Ghana's latest ambassador Robert P. Jackson , will be the 23rd ambassador the United States has sworn in for Ghana play Ghana's latest ambassador Robert P. Jackson, will be the 23rd ambassador the United States has sworn in for Ghana (Twitter / US Embassy)
USA's latest ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson plans to arrive in Ghana and take up duties in Jan.'16. play

USA's latest ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson plans to arrive in Ghana and take up duties in Jan.'16.

(Twitter / US Embassy)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The US Embassy in Ghana yesterday announced that a new ambassador to Ghana had been sworn in to take over from Gene A. Cretz, who was sworn-in by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on September 11, 2012.

USA's latest ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, will be the 23rd ambassador the United States has sworn in since Embassy in Accra was established March 6, 1957, with Donald W. Lamm in charge as chargé d'affaires.

Before taking up the position of ambassador to Ghana, he became Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs in October 2013 and most recently served as Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon.

Mr. Jackson’s previous assignments include postings as

  • Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Rabat, Morocco;
  • Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Dakar, Senegal;
  • Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.;
  • Political/Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire;
  • Political-Military Officer in Lisbon, Portugal;
  • Coordinator of the Entry-Level Officer Training Program (A-100) and Deputy Director of the Orientation Division at the Foreign Service Institute;
  • Country Officer for Zimbabwe and Botswana;
  • Chief of the Political Section in Harare, Zimbabwe;
  • Country Officer for Nigeria;
  • Political/Economic Officer in Bujumbura, Burundi;
  • Consular/Economic Officer in Montreal, Canada.

Mr. Jackson has been a Member of the Senior Foreign Service since December 2003. In 2006, he received the James A. Baker III – C. Howard Wilkins, Jr., Award for Outstanding Deputy Chief of Mission. He has also received three individual superior honor awards and two individual meritorious honor awards.

The US Embassy in Ghana officially announced his appointment on Monday, 20-November-2015 via social media platform Twitter;

He is expected to start full operation from Ghana in January 2016.

 

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Attack Security Coordinator Police arrest lead member of NPP's Delta Forcebullet
2 Migration Crisis Over 200 Ghanaians transiting from Cuba to USA strandedbullet
3 Allowance National Service Scheme denies increasing service allowancebullet
4 Militia Groups Vigilante groups could plunge Ghana into armed...bullet
5 Galamsey 5 illegal Chinese miners arrested for mining close to riverbullet
6 Highway Accident 3 persons injured in fuel tanker accidentbullet
7 Security Ghana Armed Forces resumes 2017 recruitment exercisebullet
8 International Relations France to relocate Embassy in Ghanabullet
9 Attack on Security Coordinator NPP's Delta and...bullet
10 GAF Military barracks to undergo major renovation –...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
2 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu Nketiabullet
3 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
6 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
7 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
8 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
9 Night Life Some taxi drivers and their night driving...bullet
10 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's...bullet

News