Daniel J. Kritenbrink to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

THE WHITE HOUSE – Office of the Press Secretary – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Daniel J. Kritenbrink of Virginia to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.  Mr. Kritenbrink, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1994.  He is currently the Senior Advisor for North Korea Policy at the Department of State.  A former Deputy Chief of Mission in Beijing, China, Mr. Kritenbrink has held senior leadership positions at the Department of State and served as a Senior Director at the National Security Council.  He has two decades of experience overseas and in Washington working on Asian affairs as a policy maker, analyst, and practitioner.  Mr. Kritenbrink earned a M.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.A from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  He speaks Chinese and Japanese.

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